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Welcome to the Turquoise Trail

The perfect day trip linking Santa Fe and Albuquerque!

Venture off the freeway and onto the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, and you'll see what we mean. The Scenic and Historic Area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The drive is approximately 50 miles along Highway 14. Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants.

Interactive Map of Stops & Shops

Plan Your Day Trip On The Turquoise Trail

The Scenic and Historic Area of the Turquoise Trail encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants. View Interactive Map »

Featured Stops & Shops

Conley Studio Hideaway Cabin

Conley Studio Hideaway Cabin

Hideaway Cabin in Madrid, NM

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Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes…

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Indigo Gallery

Indigo Gallery

Featuring works by Jill Shwaiko and other nationally known painters, sculptors & jewelers in Madrid.

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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours are available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on…

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Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Tour a working alpaca farm. Get up close and personal with the alpacas! Call for hours.

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Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

A Santa Fe County Open Space Preserve. Open for Docent led tours only. Visit the Santa Fe County website. http://www.santafecountynm.gov/open_space_and_trails_program…

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Upcoming Event

Volkswagen Car Show

May 30-June 2, 2019
Vintage Volkswagen Car Show
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