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It is DEFINITELY recommended to take this route from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. There were so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine P
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If you’re driving between Santa Fe and Albuquerque I would go by the Turquoise trail just because... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“scenic drive” (17 reviews)
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Highway 14, NM
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"speed limit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is DEFINITELY recommended to take this route from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. There were so many small and quaint towns along the way. We stopped in Cerrillos (Casa Grande Trading Post, Petting Zoo and Museum); Madrid (nice stroll down quaint street with shops and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re driving between Santa Fe and Albuquerque I would go by the Turquoise trail just because it’s more to see than if you choose the Highway. We didn’t stop anywhere.

Thank EllenChr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would. It want to do this as a round trip but beat the highway headed south to Sandia Crest and Albuquerque.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. It was a scenic drive, but not much else. Madrid is a cute town with restaurants, bars, art galleries. You can drive into a few of the little towns along the way to see a few attractions. Now that...More

Thank aerete
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside of being an historic country road with long expanses of big sky and bushy land there really isn't much to see until you come to Madrid, New Mexico. It's a must stop here place along the route. It has become an artists haven and...More

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When getting our rental car our agent asked if we were in a hurry to get to Santa Fe; which we weren't. She suggested the Tourquoise Trail, Hwy 14 runs through scenic areas right into Santa Fe. We took it and thought this was a...More

Thank Vinnie1973
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Stopping in Madrid to do the shops was fun. There's a unique vibe in Madrid. Lots of shops. Variety of retail. Some owners very friendly and interactive. Others not so much. We enjoyed our time there. Bought a couple of things and I am quite...More

1  Thank Wanda R
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I suppose that if one wanted an alternative way to ABQ and an opportunity to visit rural areas of NM, this would be the way to go. Our first stop at the "Ghost Town" of Cerillos started out at the Ranger's Station and an exhibit...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The fastest, easiest way from Santa Fe to Albuquerque is to drive I-25. It's quick and easy. Buy for a nicer experience, take the 'back way' to Albuquerque. It's called the Turquoise Trail. Neat name, probably because turquoise was mined in Cerrillos a hamlet along...More

3  Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took this road as an alternative to the main interstate between Albuquerque and Sante Fe. I guess from reading other reviews we were expecting more. There really isn't anything scenic about it. I guess it beats the fast pace of the main highway, but...More

Thank broomhilda04
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Gatorpappy
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.
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Qqcom
20 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
18 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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