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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

Real McCoy

Real McCoy

Collectibles, Musical Instruments to Teddybears, Lamps to Decor, a Fun little Store with "Something for Everyone. "

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Gifted Hands Gallery

Gifted Hands Gallery

Affordable Local and Indigenous Art and Jewelry.

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Cedar Crest Country Cottage & Stables

Cedar Crest Country Cottage & Stables

Enjoy a peaceful journey on horse back, riding forest trails through the beautiful East Sandia Mountains. Lodging available. Guest ranch. Open year round!…

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San Marcos Cafe

San Marcos Cafe

Long established, well-reviewed country cafe in the European tradition. Continental Cuisine with local favorites. Specialty desserts.

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Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

"Living with the Land" Free tours, lectures, workshops, demos. Interpretive Center.

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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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Upcoming Event

Turquoise Trail Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
A collaboration of local artists will display their work along the Turquoise Trail.
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