Venture off the freeway and onto the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, and you’ll see what we mean. The Scenic and Historic Area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The drive is approximately 50 miles along Highway 14.
Enjoy Tinkertown on your way to Sandia Crest.
Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with arts, crafts and restaurants.
Before you go, please pick up a customized map from Casa Cuma innkeepers with all the attractions.
If taking this route to Santa Fe, please go north on I-25 from the Airport and then take I-40 East. Take Highway 14/Turquoise Trail exit. Enjoy Turquoise Trail.
When you come close to Santa Fe, take I-25 North and exit at Old Pecos Trail, then follow the directions from your confirmation email.
There are more places to visit around Santa Fe.