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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

Java Junction B & B

Java Junction B & B

Charming Victorian suite on the second floor. Private bath, kitchen & porch.

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Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

A Santa Fe County Open Space Preserve. Open for Docent led tours only. Visit the Santa Fe County website. http://www.santafecountynm.gov/open_space_and_trails_program…

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Cerrillos Community Church

Cerrillos Community Church

A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.

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The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

Rare Turquoise, Gaspeite & Pawn Jewelry. MAGGIE'S DINER from Wild Hogs, selling movie memorabilia & T-shirts.

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Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Comfort, elegance and hospitality in a beautiful three-story log home. Over 15 years in business.

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Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures

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

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Upcoming Event

Plaza Landscaping Project

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Landscaping project at Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center.
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