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Address: Highway 14, NM

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Beautiful Drive

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

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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. We found Madrid by chance and it is a neat artistic small area. The main... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 big but the people & shops are full of stories and character. Whether looking for... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 been what he wanted, but he was lucky we even put one with his service... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. We enjoyed the pace and friendliness. Other towns and roadside attractions were eye catching, but... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 art shop. We weren't inclined to stop. We hoped for more enticing eateries in Cerrillas,... More 

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cambridgeshire, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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. The one we stopped in was Marid and you can see why it's described by... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

On my return trip from Albuquerque to Santa Fe I opted for the Turquoise Trail scenic drive. I totally recommend taking your time. I travelled 5-10 miles below the speed limit so that I could soak in the beautiful desert landscape. Of course I had to pull over periodically and let the faster drIvers pass so that I could go... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you're looking for a peaceful and stunningly drive, take NM 14 (Turquoise Trail) either from Santa Fe or Cedar Crest, The mountains and varied landscapes are well worth the trip. On your way, you can stop at Cerrillos and Madrid (3 miles apart) to sample the history and flavors of the region.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had this drive recommended to us as a much more scenic way to get from ABQ to Santa Fe. We decided to take the drive as a side trip during our stay in Santa Fe. The drive is indeed more scenic. The natural views are impressive, but the towns along the drive were a disappointment. Madrid is the only... More 

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