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Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway’s 10th Anniversary - June 15, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
June 15, 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the designation of NM Hwy 14 - Albuquerque to Santa Fe and Hwy 536 to Sandia Crest as the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway. Known as the "Artful Way to Santa Fe"; the 62 miles of the Turquoise Trail passes through the Ortiz, San Pedro and Sandia Mountains and their old mining towns and historic Spanish villages turned art communities. Please come up and visit our National Scenic Byway, it’s worth the trip.
Along the Turquoise Trail, you can explore unique towns, offering restaurants, shops, lodging, artists’ studios, galleries and museums. Prehistoric peoples made their homes here. Spanish missionaries explored the area and battles were fought over this land. Outlaws and Confederate soldiers camped in the area. And Kit Carson marched Navajo people along the Trail in their “Long Walk” to incarceration at Fort Sumner. Mines were dug in the mining districts for native copper, lead, iron, gold and turquoise.
Scenic views, diverse cultures, extensive history and great outdoor opportunities continue to entice visitors to journey down the beautiful Turquoise Trail today.
Turquoise Trail Association
PO Box 303
Sandia Park, NM 87047
Carla Ward – (505) 281-5233
Lynn McLane – (505) 438-8711