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Tales and Trails Tours

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(505) 466-4706

Laurie Frantz, the author of the Arcadia Publishing book "The Turquoise Trail", is now offering full and half-day tours of the Turquoise Trail. Custom tours are available. Contact Laurie at 505-466-4706 or lauriefrantz@gmail.com for pricing and information.

Tags: San Marcos/Lone Butte, Entertainment/Recreation, Educational, For Kids

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Upcoming Event

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden - on the Santa Fe Studio Tour

June 26,27&28, 2015
See great art, meet the Artist, buy the perfect artwork for you, your house or your business.
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National Scenic Byway

On 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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