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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

Heaven Boutique

Heaven Boutique

Beautiful & Romantic clothing, jewelry, cards & gifts. Unique Wedding Attire (sizes S-3x) same location 18 yrs!

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Just Too Cute

Just Too Cute

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

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Henderson Store

Henderson Store

Family owned and operated since 1918. Henderson's carries high quality, competitively priced Native American arts and crafts.

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Kludgit Sound

Kludgit Sound

Audio recording services. Since 1977. Live Band Recordings. Historic 1800s stone building with ISO booths.

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Java Junction B & B

Java Junction B & B

Charming Victorian suite on the second floor. Private bath, kitchen & porch.

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Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

"Living with the Land" Free tours, lectures, workshops, demos. Interpretive Center.

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos History Hike

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Walk with local historians through Cerrillos and talk about the towns early history.
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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.

The plan is available for review here »

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