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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

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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Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Specializing in Real Estate Sales along the Turquoise Trail and Santa Fe homes on land.

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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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Burger Boy

Burger Boy

A family owned and run restaurant for 33 years! Come in a see us today!

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El Parasol

El Parasol

Casual dining, excellent taste of Northern New Mexico cuisine. Eat in or Carry Out.

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Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Experience Origami in the Garden, a contemporary sculpture exhibition by Kevin Box and his collaborators. Walking paths wind through 5 acres of dramatic,…

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Upcoming Event

June live music and events at the Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina

June 1-30, 2017
Live Music and events at the Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina in Madrid!
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