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Address: Highway 14, NM

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Beautiful Sunday Afternoon Drive!

We heard about the "Turquoise Trail" from a friend. I asked the Tourism office about it, and they gave me a pamphlet so we knew where to go and what to look for. We did take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ChickPosseeGirl
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great way to spend a day, driving from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. It is a must visit and stop at Madrid, a very small and picturesque little artistic village, full with shops and stores selling art, antiques, turquoise jewels and stuff made from old recycle items. Excellent friendly people, great for a walk.

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Orange Co. CA
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dive, lots to see. We made the turn off to Sandia and happy we did. At 10,000 ft the view was awesome. There are a few trails with great views as well, a gift shop and little grill. Heading back to Santa Fe we stopped in the small town of Madraid and ate at mining co, good food, good... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about the "Turquoise Trail" from a friend. I asked the Tourism office about it, and they gave me a pamphlet so we knew where to go and what to look for. We did take Hwy. 536, the 14 miles to the top of Sandia Mountain. What a beautiful view from there! You can see for miles, including Albuquerque.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit in your way to Santa Fe . It has everything and turquoise is king here . This is like visiting plum street in the 70s . Fun place

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I drove from Albuquerque to Taos today via the Turquoise Trail. Nice to avoid the sterile interstate. First, we drove up to Sandia Peak and hiked a short nature trail which was pleasant and not too strenuous, considering that we are barely adjusted to the altitude. After driving back down the way we came, we headed north... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I spent a weekend in Santa Fe. Like most we flew into Albuquerque, rented a car and drove to Santa Fe. We decided to take a more scenic way back to Albuquerque then the standard route I25 way. It was totally worth it! The scenery and mountains are just breathtaking. Madrid is a cute tourist trap town... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After to you leave Madrid and past Cerrillos, be on the look out for an Origami Garden (left) and Sculpture Garden (right). They were closed on Sunday and Wednesday, (we came on Sunday:( ) so we did not get to explore within, but what we were able to see from along side the road was pretty cool. We would have... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was not much to see. Most of the towns were tourist traps. There are better scenic byways to see in the state.

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Milton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Don't drive the interstate the entire way from ABQ to Santa Fe get on this side road and see some great sites.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Date Visited: Friday, July 22, 2016 Pros: Beautiful drive, Madrid shops Cons: Not much else on the road A very nice jaunt between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Lots of neat little shops in Madrid, but not many other towns or shops along the way. Some shops were shut (right then or permanently, it was hard to tell). Great views! The... More 

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