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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

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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Crystal Dragon

Crystal Dragon

Offering handmade onsite Gold, Silver and Gemstone Jewelry, Indian Jewelry, Pottery, Crystals, Photography since 1983.

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The Hollar

The Hollar

The Hollar fuses southern cooking with the freshest local ingredients. Comfort food done right!

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Sandia Crest House - Two Mile High Gift Shop

Sandia Crest House - Two Mile High Gift Shop

Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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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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Henderson Store

Henderson Store

Family owned and operated since 1918. Henderson's carries high quality, competitively priced Native American arts and crafts.

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Upcoming Event

The Way of the Drum

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Arnold Herrera will demonstrate steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum.
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