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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.





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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

Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Comfort, elegance and hospitality in a beautiful three-story log home. Over 15 years in business.

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Black Bird Saloon

Black Bird Saloon

Take a step back in time into an Old West Saloon built in 1885. Serving up good food and genuine hospitality ~ beer, wine & beverages. Open Thurs-Sat 10am…

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Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private…

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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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Stoneridge Studio

Stoneridge Studio

Art nestled in the Cerrillos Hills.

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Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Arts-Since 1973

Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Arts-Since 1973

Oldest and largest galleries in the East Mountains, including The Handworkshop, Christmas City (Toys Are Art), La Modista Fashions. New shows opening at…

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Upcoming Event

Sandia Crest Marathon

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sandia Mountain Marathon - a timed Boston Marathon qualifier
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