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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

Santa Fe Brewing Company

Santa Fe Brewing Company

New Mexico's largest brewery features 15 taps, wine, and hard cider. On the Turquoise Trail - open daily with tours on Saturdays.

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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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Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

Nestled in the Cerrillos Hills. Specializing in adobe homes, rural land & ranches.

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Cibola National Forest & Visitor Center

Cibola National Forest & Visitor Center

A welcome center to help make the most of your travels. Complete with maps, area information, restrooms, travel & road conditions.

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Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Visit a Working Alpaca farm. Alpaca fashions and accessories. Call to schedule a free tour.

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Cerrillos Hills State Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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Upcoming Event

Mining History Hike

Saturday August 26, 2017
Guided hike featuring cultural history of the Cerrillos Mining District.
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