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Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
121 Sandia Crest Rd Sandia Park

Venture off the freeway and onto the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway and you'll see what we mean. This Scenic and Historic Area 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 alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums, hiking and restaurants. Scenic views, diverse cultures, extensive history and great outdoor opportunities continue to entice visitors to journey down the beautiful Turquoise Trail.