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A Good Suggestion

When getting our rental car our agent asked if we were in a hurry to get to Santa Fe; which we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vinnie1973
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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A couple of highpoints

Stopping in Madrid to do the shops was fun. There's a unique vibe in Madrid. Lots of shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda R
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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Highway 14, NM
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"santa fe to albuquerque"
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"scenic drive"
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"wild hogs"
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"mine shaft"
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"soda fountain"
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"great drive"
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"nice road"
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"nice scenic"
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"speed limit"
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"casa grande"
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"petting zoo"
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"ghost towns"
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"extra drive"
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"or vice versa"
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"interstate highway"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 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

2  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

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you have the time, take the Turquoise Trail instead of I-40 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You'll go through the historic mining district of Madrid and see the expanse of hills and distant mountains. Maybe not the most scenic road around but it is...More

Thank Pat_80303
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

1  Thank steve y
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 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

1  Thank Ed S
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Gatorpappy
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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
19 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
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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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