Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway is a 53.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tijeras, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Pretty drive. Madrid is cute. much nicer than taking the highway from Abq to SF, and not much longer either.
Really fun day trip if you want to take a scenic drive. Highly recommend stopping in Madrid to check out the art galleries, coffee shop, and grabbing a bite at The Hollar.
Pretty drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, passing along the east side of the Sandia mountains. Madrid, NM is an artsy little town along the route, which features mountain and desert views.