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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

Museum of Encaustic Art

Museum of Encaustic Art

Features over 100 works in encaustic wax, fastest growing medium in the nation. Open Fri, Sat, Sun 11-4pm. Closed January. Appt only February/March.

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Back Roads Home Decor

Back Roads Home Decor

Curated Antiques and Collectibles, One-of-a-kind, Upcycled Heirloom Quality Furniture

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Roadrunner Studio and Gallery

Roadrunner Studio and Gallery

Fine art by local artists, metal and glass sculptures, paintings of all media, photography & jewelry.

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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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Mortenson Silver & Saddles

Mortenson Silver & Saddles

A full service saddle & custom silver shop with a full array of Cowboy Collectibles. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.

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Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Stop by and meet dedicated team members who can help you reach your financial goals.

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Upcoming Event

KMRD 96.9 FM Madrid Community Radio

Everyday between Jan 1 - Dec 31
Independent, non-commercial, listener-supported, volunteer-run, freeform, community radio from Madrid, NM!
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