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Turquoise Trail

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Not Worth it

After reading about the Turquoise, we couldn't wait to drive it. Really wasn't worth it. A very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Turquoise Trail Mesmerizing

The views were spectacular, nature at her best, plenty of scenic stops for pictures, no traffic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading about the Turquoise, we couldn't wait to drive it. Really wasn't worth it. A very disappointing trip.

Thank BunnyV1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were spectacular, nature at her best, plenty of scenic stops for pictures, no traffic and a peaceful silence along the trail.

Thank sadiedust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Turquoise trail was a scenic drive for me and my friends. We went by towards sunset and the view was beautiful. We took time to visit the shops in the town of Madrid and the ice-cream in particular was very good. It is serene,...More

Thank ruzivo g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Santa Fe to Albuquerque as the directions suggested. The views were good during the drive, but the only neat thing we saw along this route was Madrid. Very cute little place. Otherwise there's not much else to do and once you get past...More

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove the Turquoise Trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. It is a national scenic byway and is a beautiful drive. Drove through several old mining towns but only stopped in Madrid. Madrid is definitely the best stop along the route and there are cute shops...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I took the Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back and enjoyed the roundtrip. Nice road trip, especially if you have good tunes. Little towns to check out.

Thank sweetsugartree
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We drove from Tijeras to Los Cerrillos and back. Beautiful drive. We're not so much for the "artsy" scene, but enjoyed driving through Madrid to see the shops. The church in Golden was not open to see. Los Cerrillos is off Route 14, but easy...More

Thank Martha A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a great scenic route to take between Santa Fe and Albuquerque to get off I-25 and see the local small towns and roadside beauty. This route was recommended to me by the Santa Fe tourism offices we stopped at and worth it.

Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Took the trail while traveling between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. An very scenic and relaxed alternative to the interstate. Traffic was light and the road winds over hills with constant scenic views. Desert plants starting to bloom as a bonus. Stopped and walked around the...More

1  Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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

1  Thank Diana W
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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.