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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

Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

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

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Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post, Talavera,jewelery,pottery,clothing. GhostTown Lodging and Ghost Town Loft - 2 beautiful self catering apartments with Sat TV,wi…

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Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop

Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop

Organic ingredients and exotic flavors leave you begging for more at this hidden chocolate oasis. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.

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Real McCoy

Real McCoy

Collectibles, Musical Instruments to Teddybears, Lamps to Decor, a Fun little Store with "Something for Everyone. "

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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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Mostly Madrid

Mostly Madrid

The jewelry and art of the Pueblos, local artists, collectables and other fabulous finds.

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Upcoming Event

Bats

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Program on bat species and habitat.
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