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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

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Experience Origami in the Garden, a contemporary sculpture exhibition by Kevin Box and his collaborators. Walking paths wind through 5 acres of dramatic,…

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Sandia Peak Ski Area

Sandia Peak Ski Area

In winter enjoy Snowboarding and downhill skiing. Six lifts. Certified snow-sports school and rentals available. Open Mid-December thru Mid-March.

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Casa Kachina on the Turquoise Trail Air BnB

Casa Kachina on the Turquoise Trail Air BnB

Relax in this immaculate, private casita with beautiful views, close to Madrid & Santa Fe.

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Java Junction Coffee & Gifts

Java Junction Coffee & Gifts

Lattes, cappuccino, espresso. Take in the vast array of the mostly New Mexico produced goods, salsas and jellies, t-shirts and hand-painted coffee cups,…

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Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown Museum

In 2010, Tinkertown was listed as one of the top 10 small museums in America by Fox News and Huffington Post on Trip Advisor. Open 9-6 daily, April-Nov…

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Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post, Talavera,jewelery,pottery,clothing. GhostTown Lodging and Ghost Town Loft - 2 beautiful self catering apartments with Sat TV,wi…

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Upcoming Event

Madrid Christmas Open House

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2016
Weekend activities in December through Christmas
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