Stops & Shops
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
Cerrillos Hills State Park
Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.
The jewelry and art of the Pueblos, local artists, collectables and other fabulous finds.
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…
Talking Talons Thrift Store
A thrift store with a mission: goods are recycled and sales help support educational wildlife and nature programs for youth and the community. Open Wednesday…
Featuring works by Jill Shwaiko and other nationally known painters, sculptors & jewelers in Madrid.
First River Gallery
An outdoor gallery across from St. Joseph's Church featuring sculpture, paintings, and prints by Sachiko Umi.
Construction AlertDetails about roadway construction on NM 14
Turquoise Trail Studio TourSeptember 23-24 & September 30-October 1, 2023
Visit talented artists along the Turquoise Trail Studio Tour on scenic Highway 14. Last two weekends in September.
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Pay Membership Dues
Turquoise Trail Association members can pay dues online using Credit Card.