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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

Coldwell Banker Legacy

Coldwell Banker Legacy

New Mexico’s top selling Real Estate Company for the last 16 years.

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Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

Free electrical and plumbing estimates. Water tanks, softeners, RO units and supplies. FREE water testing.

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Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures

Explore the celestial jewels and woder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.

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Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop

Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop

Organic ingredients and exotic flavors leave you begging for more at this hidden chocolate oasis. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.

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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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Conley Studio Pottery & Friends

Conley Studio Pottery & Friends

Stoneware pottery by Lisa Conley. Gallery includes 30 regional artists and craftsmen. Fine Gifts & Local Indian Jewelry. Open daily.

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Upcoming Event

Equinox Hike

Saturday, March. 21, 2015
Come find your own balance and put some spring in your step on this guided Equinox hike.

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National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

The plan is available for review here »

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