Turquoise Trail

Turquoise Trail

Address:c/o Turquoise Trail Association
PO Box 303
Sandia Park, NM 87047

Phone:888-263-0003
Web: www.turquoisetrail.org Description:Linking Albuquerque and Sante Fe, byway offers glimpses into the diverse culture, history, and scenic beauty of central New Mexico through its towns, museums, and natural landscapes. It features the Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Material Culture; the "ghost" mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos; Sandia Cave, and Sandia Crest and Sandia Peak Tramway. With the Cibola National Forest, Cibola Mountain Wilderness Area, and other canyons, forests, and natural areas, visitors can enjoy year-round adventure, from hiking to cross-country skiing.
Legth: 62 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway runs from Tijeras north along NM 14 through Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos to near the junction of NM 14 and I-25, just south of Santa Fe. A side route runs from Sandia Park west on NM 536 past the junction with NM 165 to Sandia Crest. Time to Allow: 2 hours including backtracking. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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That creativity has helped to take Madrid from a quick stop on the Turquoise Trail (a National Scenic Byway that links Santa Fe and Albuquerque) to a tourist destination in its own right.
Quotations are invited for Solar Photovoltaic Projects At Turquoise Trail And Hondo 2 Firestations
Turquoise Trail Fire Station Located At #3 Turquoise Trail Court Then Proceeding On To The Hondo Fire Station 2
Tucked along the Turquoise Trail, high in the Ortiz Mountains with views all the way to Santa Fe, the Hacienda Dona Andrea de Santa Fe is an inn with Old World style: thick adobe walls and colorful Talavera tile, plus kiva fireplaces, cast-iron canopy beds, and brightly colored folk art.
You'll follow the Turquoise Trail to the Madrid and Cerrillos villages (once bustling mining communities that are now thriving artist havens), hike 10,000-year-old Anasazi ruins in Bandelier National Monument and visit Georgia O'Keeffe's home and painting locations in Abiquiu.
For those considering spring skiing in Flaine, it will be possible to cover the Grand Massif ski area, its 265 kilometres (165 miles) of downhills and to try out three new slopes: the Demon, a red run that offers the option of changing course at the Desert Blanc (White Desert) lift; the Quartz run, a blue trail that links the Emerald and the Turquoise trails and offers a detour around the wall of the mythical red Faust run; the blue Garnet trail links the Grands Vans summit with the Vernant valley.