Turquoise Trail: 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 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.

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