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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 Coffee & Gifts

Java Junction Coffee & Gifts

Lattes, cappuccino, espresso. Take in the vast array of the mostly New Mexico produced goods, salsas and jellies, t-shirts and hand-painted coffee cups,…

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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours are available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on…

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Trail Rider Pizza

Trail Rider Pizza

Proudly Celebrating 12 + years East Mountain Strong. Gourmet Pizzas! Slices, Subs, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dine-In or Take-Out.

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Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Corporate Employee Recognition Programs for Service, Sales, Safety, Productivity, etc. Promotional Products for Business Branding.

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Indigo Gallery

Indigo Gallery

Featuring works by Jill Shwaiko and other nationally known painters, sculptors & jewelers in Madrid.

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Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Museum, self-guided interpretive trail, site tours, native garden, lectures, workshops, classroom visits, and presentations to community groups and schools.…

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Upcoming Event

Sandia Crest Marathon

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sandia Mountain Marathon - a timed Boston Marathon qualifier
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