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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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Henderson Store

Henderson Store

Family owned and operated since 1918. Henderson's carries high quality, competitively priced Native American arts and crafts. Until further notice we are…

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Jo Mata Studio

Jo Mata Studio

Studio for Art Lovers. Interesting and thought provoking mixed media figurative art, by Dominican artist, Jo Mata. By appointment.

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The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

The Great Madrid Gift Emporium & Maggie’s Diner

Rare Turquoise, Gaspeite & Pawn Jewelry. MAGGIE'S DINER from Wild Hogs, selling movie memorabilia & T-shirts.

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Hat Ranch Gallery

Hat Ranch Gallery

Destination art gallery where you can relax, explore and enjoy an authentic fine art experience that includes oils, watercolors, pastels, bronze sculptures…

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Beer Creek Brewing Co.

Beer Creek Brewing Co.

Brewpub & Pizzeria. House brewed beers featuring locally grown ingredients. Great Patio. Hours: Monday CLOSED Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-8pm

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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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