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

Reviewed 1 week ago
steve y
Siren, Wisconsin
Scenic alternative to I-25

Took the Turquoise Trail (Highway 14) to ABQ from Santa Fe. It's a great alternative as long as you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We decided to take the scenic route from Santa Fe to Albuquerque which is known as The Turquoise Trail (Route 14) as we had all day. Although a pleasant and scenic drive, there was not that much to see. We did stop off and have...More

Thank Martin G
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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.
19 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.
17 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.