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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

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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Gifted Hands Gallery

Gifted Hands Gallery

Affordable Local and Indigenous Art and Jewelry.

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Stoneridge Studio

Stoneridge Studio

Art nestled in the Cerrillos Hills.

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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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Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

Ride the Tramway - 2.7 miles rising to 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view.

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New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.

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Upcoming Event

Sandia Crest Marathon

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - cancelled due to Covid-19
Sandia Mountain Marathon - a timed Boston Marathon qualifier - cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19
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