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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

Just Too Cute

Just Too Cute

Clothing, Jewelry, Candles, Gifts, Home Décor, Local Artisans, Cards ... & more!

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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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Jezebel Gallery

Jezebel Gallery

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

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First River Gallery

First River Gallery

Outdoor gallery featuring local artists. Open weekends and holidays or by appointment. Call (505) 471-2273

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The Mine Shaft Tavern

The Mine Shaft Tavern

Madrid's Historic Tavern now also has heated deck that overlooks town. Serving lunch & dinner with full bar. Winner of the Santa Fe Green Chile Cheeseburger!…

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Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center

Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center

Museum & Learning Center preserving and showcasing military family history.

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Townwide Yardsale

August 24, 2019
Dig for new & used Treasures at our annual Cerrillos Yard Sale event - Greek Pastries too.
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