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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

Jezebel Gallery

Jezebel Gallery

Tour Jezebel's Studio & Gallery on the Boardwalk. Organic forms as Modern Art, Craft and Furnishings.

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

Private sculpture garden of artists Jennifer and Kevin Box. Artworks rotate annually on this outdoor walking trail. Open seasonally.

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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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Gifted Hands Gallery

Gifted Hands Gallery

Affordable Local and Indigenous Art and Jewelry.

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Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post & Lodging

Ghost Town Trading Post, Talavera,jewelery,pottery,clothing. GhostTown Lodging and Ghost Town Loft - 2 beautiful self catering apartments with Sat TV,wi…

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Java Junction Coffee & Kitchenware

Java Junction Coffee & Kitchenware

Locally roasted coffee and illy espresso drinks, burritos, quiche, cutting boards and kitchen accessories, 30+ years in business

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Fiesta

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Annual Cerrillos Fiesta - date TBA
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