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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

Color & Light Arts

Color & Light Arts

Color & Light Arts is a gallery filled with arts & crafts celebrating the magic of life!

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Burger Boy

Burger Boy

A family owned and run restaurant for 33 years! Come in a see us today!

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Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

Free electrical and plumbing estimates. Water tanks, softeners, RO units and supplies. FREE water testing.

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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, genuine hospitality ~ beer, wine & beverages. Open Wed-Sat 10am -7pm…

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Java Junction B & B

Java Junction B & B

Charming Victorian suite on the second floor. Private bath, kitchen & porch.

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Jezebel Gallery

Jezebel Gallery

Tour Jezebel's Studio & Gallery on the Boardwalk. Organic forms as Modern Art, Craft and Furnishings.

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Upcoming Event

Madrid Christmas Open House

Weekends before Christmas 2017
Weekend activities in December through Christmas
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