Turquoise Trail

Department of Transportation.

Believed to be an ancient path, Turquoise Trail travels between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The natural geological formations found here are like nowhere else on Earth. See nature up-close in the Cibola National Forest and Sandia Mountain Wilderness Area. Appreciate the distinctive, artistic communities of Madrid and Los Cerrillos.


Getting to the Byway:

Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe, NM
The byway begins on Cerrillos Rd.

Navigating the Byway:
* At the junction of NM-337 and Forest Rd 423 near Tijeras, take NM-337 north to NM-333. * Travel northeast on NM-333 to NM-14. * Take NM-14 north until junction with NM-306/NM-536. * _Sandia Crest spur:_ * Turn left onto NM-536 heading west. * Continue on NM-536 and follow it past the junction with NM-165 until you reach Sandia Crest, where the road ends. * Return to the junction with NM-536 and NM-14. * Travel north on NM-14 through Madrid. * Byway ends at junction of NM-14 and I-25 southwest of Santa Fe.

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