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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.





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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

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes…

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Talking Talons Youth Leadership

Talking Talons Youth Leadership

To elevate youth and the community to become effective advocates and ethical stewards of themselves, wildlife, and the environment.

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Trail Rider Pizza

Trail Rider Pizza

Proudly Celebrating 14 + years East Mountain Strong. Gourmet Pizzas! Beer, Wine, Slices, Subs, Gluten Free, Vegan. Live music on Monday and Tuesday starting…

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Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Arts-Since 1973

Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Arts-Since 1973

Oldest and largest galleries in the East Mountains, including The Handworkshop, Christmas City (Toys Are Art), La Modista Fashions. New shows opening at…

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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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San Marcos Cafe

San Marcos Cafe

Long established, well-reviewed country cafe in the European tradition. Continental Cuisine with local favorites. Specialty desserts.

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Upcoming Event

Geology Hike

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Guided geology hike through Cerrillos Hills State Park.
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