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Sandia Crest House Gift Shop & Restaurant701 Sandia Crest Rd
Sandia Park, NM 87048
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Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.
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Cerrillos Hills State Park - Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.
Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve - A 1, 350-acre Santa Fe County Open Space Preserve managed by Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Hiking in the Preserve is by tour only. For more information on the tour schedule, please go to the website or call the SFBG.
Astronomy Adventures - Explore the celestial jewels and woder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.
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.
Madrid Old Coal Town Museum - Ghost Town Museum! See mining relics, movies & more! Step onto Engine 769 & ring its bell. Apr-Oct Daily 11-4:30. Winter hours - Sat/Sun.
Lori Musil Art & Antiques - Artwork by Trail of Painted Ponies artists, Loril Musil & Lynn Bean. Architectural Antiques, hardware, doors, plumbing, lighting, furniture, stained glass, vintage clothing and jewelry.
Talking Talons Youth Leadership - To elevate youth to become effective advocates and ethical stewards of themselves, wildlife, and the environment.
Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift - Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes (or rent one) up the chairlift and ride down over 15 miles of trails. Enjoy specialties at the outdoor grill. Weekends & holidays, Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
New Mexico Public Lands Information Center - One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.
The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner - Rare Turquoise, Gaspeite & Pawn Jewelry. MAGGIE'S DINER from Wild Hogs, selling movie memorabilia & T-shirts.
A program of Christmas readings and music. Refreshments to follow.
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National Scenic BywayOn June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.
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