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Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway

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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 53.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,005 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

scenic driving


Fri Aug 26 2016

Pretty drive. Madrid is cute. much nicer than taking the highway from Abq to SF, and not much longer either.

scenic driving
Thu Jan 17 2013

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.

scenic driving
Tue May 08 2012

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.