The most scenic route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe offers stunning mountain views, artistic villages and year-round recreation. Most of the 61-mile trail follows Hwy. 14, easily accessed from Interstate 40 east of Albuquerque or I-25 south of Santa Fe.
Drive back in time to the old mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming back to life with arts, crafts, theater, music and museums. The Museum of Archaeology and Material Culture in Cedar Crest is a 12,000-year timeline telling the story of North America’s earliest inhabitants through the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890.