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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

Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Corporate Employee Recognition Programs for Service, Sales, Safety, Productivity, etc. Promotional Products for Business Branding.

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Santa Fe Skies RV Park

Santa Fe Skies RV Park

(North of Cerrillos/Lone Butte) Scenic • "Big Rigs" • Clubhouse • Propane • Laundry • Pets Welcome. East of gas/convenience at 14/599 light.…

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George’s Consignments

George’s Consignments

Quality consignments arrive daily; household, décor, furniture, jewelry, antiques, gifts. Come see our unique items. Hours 11-5pm, Tues-Sat.

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Talking Talons Thrift Store

Talking Talons Thrift Store

A thrift store with a mission: goods are recycled and sales help support wildlife and environmental programs for youth.

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Just Too Cute

Just Too Cute

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

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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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Upcoming Event

Turquoise Trail Arts Festival August 27 and 28, 2016 Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm?

Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28, 2016
The Southern half of the Turquoise Trail is hosting an Arts Festival of local artists at six locations.
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