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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

Cowgirl Red

Cowgirl Red

Vintage Western! Art, Antiques, Pawn/Indian Turquoise Jewelry. Over 400 vintage Cowboy Boots!

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Black Bird Saloon

Black Bird Saloon

Take a step back in time into an Old West Saloon built in 1885. Serving up good food and genuine hospitality ~ beer, wine & beverages. Open Thurs-Sat 10am…

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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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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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Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes…

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The Greenside Cafe

The Greenside Cafe

It always tastes better on the Greenside!!! Weekend breakfasts,. Lunch & Dinner everyday. Patio. Beer and Wine.

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Upcoming Event

Pelts and Skulls Hike

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
The focus is on animal skulls on this Ranger led hike.
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