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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

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours are available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on…

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East Mountain Centre for Theatre

East Mountain Centre for Theatre

Offering quality theatrical performances for all ages as well as after-school and summer educational programs for children.

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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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Nai of Stoneridge

Nai of Stoneridge

Specializing in properties along The Turquoise Trail.

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Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

Nestled in the Cerrillos Hills. Specializing in adobe homes, rural land & ranches.

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Turquoise Trail Campground and RV Park

Turquoise Trail Campground and RV Park

Cool mountain camping. RV sites, cabins, laundry, secluded tent sites.

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Upcoming Event

East Mountain Center for Theatre presents Simon Gronowski

Friday, December 9, 2016
Special lecture and piano performance by acclaimed Belgian author and Holocaust survivor.
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