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The Turquoise Trail, A National Scenic Byway

Cerrillos Madrid Golden San Antonito Sandia Park Cedar Crest San Antonio Tijeras Sandia Crest Santa Fe Rio Grande River  
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Where's the Trail?

The Turquoise Trail a National Scenic Byway is located in North Central New Mexico.
The Northern Gateway is 10 miles South of Santa Fe's Plaza.  Follow Cerrillos Road southwest out of downtown Santa Fe until you reach I-25, which turns into highway 14 south (exit 278A).  Cerrillos Road was Route 66, prior to 1937. 

The Southern Gateway is 15 miles east of downtown Albuquerque.  Take Central Ave east (which is Historic Route 66), stay on Route 66 to Tijeras.  An alternative is take I-40 east to Tijeras and take exit 175..


TTPT is proposing a Gateway Sign in Tijeras at the intersection of three National Scenic Byways.

Turquoise Trail News Flash

The Turquoise Trail was featured in a "King of the Road" article title "Blue Highway, discover the riches on the Turquoise Trail" in the March 2011 issue of New Mexico Magazine.

King of the Road

Turquoise Trail is on Goodyear’s Top 50 Scenic, Comfortable Drives in the America's.

We have provided this website to assist both Trail Residents and Visitors discover the scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational wonders along our ribbon of asphalt, which we call the Turquoise Trail.

We are known locally as the "Country Back-road" between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

If you have questions or suggestions, please

Contact Us.

Our Vision

TTPT was established to:
Preserve the intrinsic character and enhance enjoyment of the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway.

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We wish to acknowledge Mike Smith, author;  Jeff Davis, wildlife & horticulturist  expert;  Bill  Baxter, trail historian;  Marti Niman, author; and Ken Lundy, photographer, historian & railfan.

Their contributions to our website are very much appreciated. 

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