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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

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private…

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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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Casa Kachina on the Turquoise Trail Air BnB

Casa Kachina on the Turquoise Trail Air BnB

Relax in this immaculate, private casita with beautiful views, close to Madrid & Santa Fe.

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The Church

The Church

The Church is a fine and folk art gallery and event space in the East Mountains of New Mexico.

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Cowgirl Red

Cowgirl Red

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

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Jezebel Gallery

Jezebel Gallery

Tour Jezebel's Studio & Gallery on the Boardwalk. Organic forms as Modern Art, Craft and Furnishings.

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Town Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Annual Cerrillos town wide yard sale event.
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