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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

Burger Boy

Burger Boy

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

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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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Conley Studio Hideaway Cabin

Conley Studio Hideaway Cabin

Hideaway Cabin in Madrid, NM

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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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Talking Talons Thrift Store

Talking Talons Thrift Store

A thrift store with a mission: goods are recycled and sales help support wildlife and environmental programs for youth.

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Mostly Madrid

Mostly Madrid

The jewelry and art of the Pueblos, local artists, collectables and other fabulous finds.

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Townwide Yardsale

August 24, 2019
Search for new & used Treasures at the annual Cerrillos Yard Sale event - Amigos Bake Sale at the State Park visitor center. Greek Pastries on First Street.
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