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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

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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Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Specializing in Real Estate Sales along the Turquoise Trail and Santa Fe homes on land.

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Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private…

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Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Hollywick Farms Alpacas

Visit a Working Alpaca farm. Alpaca fashions and accessories. Call to schedule a free tour.

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Gypsy Plaza

Gypsy Plaza

12 unique shops in Madrid's south end. Featuring local arts, jewelry, chocolates, paintings, sculpture, leather, metal & fiber arts and vintage boots &…

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Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

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

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Upcoming Event

Steampunk Spectacular 6: The Emerald City

September 23, 2017
This daylong Steampunk festival has a Wizard of Oz theme. Day time activities include live entertainment, a Murder Mystery LARP, workshops and costume contest with prizes! Don't forget to stick around after dark for The Engine House Cabaret!
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