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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

Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

Turquoise Trail Electric, Plumbing & Water

FREE electrical and plumbing estimates. Water storage systems, well services and softeners. FREE water testing.

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Cabra Coffee

Cabra Coffee

Specialty coffee & tea; scratch made pastries, burritos and chai.

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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Gift Shop, Collectibles, old Bottles, Rocks and Minerals. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the…

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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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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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Java Junction B & B

Java Junction B & B

Fully appointed 2nd floor apartment suite available nightly or short-term rental, located above the Java Junction coffee shop.

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Upcoming Event

Art in the Park

Saturday, May 28, 2022
An annual Art Show held on the grounds of Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center.
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