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The Turquoise Trail

Not what I expected. Did like the town of Madrid, lots of shopping and when there is a festival... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diana W
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Highland, California, United States
TURQUOISE TRAIL IS A SEANIC DRIVE.

Highway 14 from Tijeras to Santa Fe is also called the Turquoise trail, it is a nice senic drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
707clayg
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Lomita, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not what I expected. Did like the town of Madrid, lots of shopping and when there is a festival that is pretty awesome. Very artsy colony type thing. The drive is nice from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, slow going though. Speed limit is 50 mpgs...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highway 14 from Tijeras to Santa Fe is also called the Turquoise trail, it is a nice senic drive with a couple of nice places to stop and see. Overall we were dissapointed after all of the hipe we had read about it. The highlights:...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our Harley's & took this trail! Lots of beautiful things to see. The road itself was very smooth too!

Thank Buford-Gs
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great drive between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, especially with the top down on the convertible and a stop at the shops on Madrid.

Thank peglegdebs
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We wanted to avoid the highway traffic back to Albuquerque from Sante Fe. Found this route online and took a chance. It is scenic for the area, desert area. We were the only car on the road for miles and miles and no fuel stops....More

1  Thank crloganphila
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque was nice but our destination was Madrid. We are always seeking artsy, quirky and unique- and we certainly found it in Madrid! We loved it and wish we would have allowed more time. The town is not so...More

1  Thank ebs60
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My girlfriend and I went to try Turquoise Trail since we hadn't been there in awhile. They change up their menu, but not the bad food. The Bartender gave poor service, forgetting our drinks and had a attitude toward our tip, It might not have...More

Thank mrod57
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The map and the website indicates that there is much more to the Turquoise trail than what you really find. The best spot along the highway between SantaFe and Albuquerque is Madrid. It is a revived coal mining town with funky houses, shops and eateries....More

2  Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be a lovely drive, and maybe it is in a different season. It was very colorless and quite barren in March. The town of Madrid was tight to the road and pedestrians dodged cars to go from dusty eatery to dusty...More

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were going from Albuquerque to Sante Fe so opted to take the more scenic route, and it was worth doing so for some of the scenery. Along the way you pass through some very errr.... ummmm. "interesting" towns, and only stopped briefly in one....More

Thank wilderspin
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Are most attractions open on Mondays?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Peleliu52 | Property representative |
Yes, most attractions, museums, and galleries are open on Mondays. One business closed on Mondays is Henderson Store in Golden.
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GladysF
Speed limits along the road? :)
17 June 2016|
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Response from mstewar2 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in Dec 2015-a lot of snow, not sure of the exact speed limit but it is definitely weather dependent.
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