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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

Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

Ride the Tramway - 2.7 miles rising to 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view.

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Mortenson Silver & Saddles

Mortenson Silver & Saddles

A full service saddle & custom silver shop with a full array of Cowboy Collectibles. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

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The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

Rare Turquoise, Gaspeite & Pawn Jewelry. MAGGIE'S DINER from Wild Hogs, selling movie memorabilia & T-shirts.

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Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Visit a Working Alpaca farm. Alpaca fashions and accessories. Call to schedule a free tour.

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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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New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.

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Upcoming Event

Roses’s Pawn Shop

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Strains of Appalachian and Americana music channeled through five guys from Los Angeles, CA.
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