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Abq to Santa Fe - the scenic route

If you have the time, take the Turquoise Trail instead of I-40 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Boulder, Colorado
Better drives to see

Did the Turquoise trail before doing the high road to Taos and Hwy 4 from Los Alamos to Albq. Got... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
steve y
Siren, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you have the time, take the Turquoise Trail instead of I-40 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You'll go through the historic mining district of Madrid and see the expanse of hills and distant mountains. Maybe not the most scenic road around but it is...More

Thank Pat_80303
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Did the Turquoise trail before doing the high road to Taos and Hwy 4 from Los Alamos to Albq. Got to Madrid about 9:30am and there were already 6 tour buses parked with people everywhere(walking in the hwy)! Didn't even stop due to all of...More

Thank steve y
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Took the Turquoise Trail (Highway 14) to ABQ from Santa Fe. It's a great alternative as long as you have extra time to kill. Stopped by the towns of Cerrillos, Madrid, Golden, Sandia and even drove along Route 66 before finally going on I-40. Cerrillos...More

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing great as to fantastic landscapes to see, although maybe it would be much prettier at sunrise or sunset. Madrid had potential for a block or two as to walking around or eating, but we didn’t stop after a long day of driving. There was...More

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Scenery was worth the trip.We drove it from Santa Fe to Albuquerque and back the same route. We were staying in Sante Fe and why drive I 25 ? The only place to stop and do,anything was Madrid. Nice eclectic shopping and a couple places...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Drive down Turquoise Trail was neato! There was zero traffic and our nervous systems enjoyed the wide open road and views. Just make sure you gas up. We were in situation of wondering if we had enough gas to go 20 miles or needed to...More

Thank clem_texas
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great alternative to the interstate. It takes you through a couple of cute towns. There are some nice viewpoints right off the road.

Thank Rick j
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I loathe interstate highway travel where 75 mph apparently means 95 mph, including by semi trucks...so the turquoise trail is a great alternative to go between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It has some interesting scenery compared to I25, and places to stop (if so interested...More

Thank CSfromFC
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We enjoyed the scenic route from Santa Fe to Albuquerque as we were in no rush. It was a holiday weekend and there were a lot of bikers in Madrid and didn't see any parking spots available so we didn't stop. It looked like a...More

1  Thank Travelbug0517
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Enjoyed the drive. Madrid is fun to explore the shops and walk a bit. Cerrillos is very small but quaint. Doesn't take much extra time and getting off interstate is always a plus.

Thank Sggypsy
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14 August 2017|
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Response from sadiedust | Reviewed this property |
I don't think an aversion to heights would make you uncomfortable on this ride.
20 March 2017|
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.
18 June 2016|
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.