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Address: Highway 14, NM

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Good Alternative Route to Drive from Alb to Santa Fe

I recommend taking the Turquoise Trail from Alb to Santa Fe or vice versa especially if you have never been to NM. I took it one way from Alb to SF and really enjoyed the scenery... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jess C
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Philadelphia

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend taking the Turquoise Trail from Alb to Santa Fe or vice versa especially if you have never been to NM. I took it one way from Alb to SF and really enjoyed the scenery. I wasn't as interested in stopping in the towns but did stop in Madrid and drove through another...these towns are SUPER tiny and literally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Turquoise Trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. The scenery along the route is sometimes rather boring but also has spectacular scenery along the route. We stopped in Madrid and walked the entire street checking out all the unique and eyecatching shops. Madrid is a quirky town and we really enjoyed the shops and sculptures that dot the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Turquoise Trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, it's a very nice drive and even though it takes a little longer than hopping on the interstate it's worth it for a nice view. If we would have had more time I would have wanted to stop & walk around the shops in Madrid.

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st. catharines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having purposely searched out scenic drives I was very disappointed in this one. The amount of developed area on a scenic drive surprised me. There was about a 20 minute period driving through the mountains that was spectacular and the rest was development, houses and tourist traps wanting to separate you from as much as quickly as possible. Not worth... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read an article about the Turquoise Trail and thought it would be an interesting new area to explore while visiting Santa Fe. Not only does it take about 30 minutes to drive to Madrid each way from Santa Fe, but there is nothing worth seeing when you arrive. The shops which line the main road are just junk and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the drive on this 'trail' thru smaller towns to get toward Santa Fe. Found some cute shops along the way and good scenery. Not the fastest way to head north, but more interesting.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Drove the Turquoise Trail on our from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. The scenery was stunning. Can't get over the beautiful landscape. Stopped in Madrid (no one could tell me why it is pronounced MADrid) for a quick lunch. Numerous options for cultural and recreational activities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

From the other reviews it sounds like we should have stopped in Madrid. We did stop in Cerrillos and were very disappointed. There was not much there. We really didn't see anything great on our day trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We drove south on this trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, just wish we had more time to stop at the many interesting places on the way. We did stop in Madrid, (which is pronounced differently from the capital of Spain) & found it interesting to note that Maggie's Diner from the movie Wild Hogs is actually a souvenir store... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wanted to drive on a bit of old Route 66 in New Mexico during our recent vacation. Wonderfully surprised when we arrived in Madrid. Totally unexpected. Very nice vibe. Some cool stores selling various NM related items and art. A couple of places to get a bit to eat or a cool drink. Worth taking a detour from the Interstate.

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