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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

Cerrillos Station

Cerrillos Station

A village complex to delight locals and visitors alike. Beautiful functional gifts, groceries, fitness, beauty.

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New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.

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Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Tour a working alpaca farm. Get up close and personal with the alpacas! Call for hours.

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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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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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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

Tarantula Hike

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Tarantula hike through Cerrillos Hills State Park.
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