Many begin their drive along the Turquoise Trail just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Take Exit 278A of I-25 south of Santa Fe and you are headed south along the beautiful Turquoise Trail. Here's a map of the Turquoise Trail (.pdf) as seen above.
Tips for Enjoying the Turquoise Trail
- Gas up - there are no gas stations along the rural part of the trail
- Plan to stop in Madrid to eat. There are not many restaurants on the rural parts of the trail
- Allow a half day if you are driving with just a few stops - a full day if you are going to enjoy exploring the historic towns and Tinkertown Museum