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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

Black Bird Saloon

Black Bird Saloon

Take a step back in time into an Old West Saloon built in 1885. Serving up good food and genuine hospitality ~ Beer, Wine & NM Spirits.

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Cerrillos Community Church

Cerrillos Community Church

A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.

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The Mine Shaft Tavern and Cantina

The Mine Shaft Tavern and Cantina

Madrid's Historic Tavern with a deck overlooking town serving lunch & dinner with a full bar. Winner of the Santa Fe Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown!…

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Seftel Gallery

Seftel Gallery

Explore the studio, gallery and residence of international artist Paul Seftel.

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Kevin Schaffer Photography

Kevin Schaffer Photography

Landscape and Fine Art Photography reflecting the beauty of New Mexico and the Southwest.

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The Greenside Cafe

The Greenside Cafe

It always tastes better on The Greenside! American and New Mexican favorites made from scratch. Beer, Wine, Patio, Dine in or Take out. Full menu, hours…

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Upcoming Event

Madrid Christmas Parade and Christmas Open House

Every full weekend December 7 through December 22, 2024
The Madrid Christmas Parade along Main St (Hwy 14) is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4PM. Madrid Christmas Open House highlights include activities and refreshments in many shops each weekend through Christmas.
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