Languages ​​|| C7 || Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway (New Mexico)

Languages ​​|| C7 || Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway (New Mexico)

Languages ​​|| C7 || Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway (New Mexico)

Español The Turquoise Trail The Turquoise Trail offers you villages and native peoples of the United States. Long ago it was inhabited by prehistoric groups. The Spanish missionaries explored it in order to find silver, gold and earth. Bandits and Confederate soldiers camped along this trail. Modern visitors can still perceive these historical events.

Scissors, a mountain village, is the gateway to the Turquoise Trail. There, in the Cibola National Forest office, information and leaflets can be obtained; your phone number is (505) 281-3304.

The next stop is Cedar Crest, whose archaeological museum will help us to understand its inhabitants and their evolution into the 21st century. Traveling north we will arrive at Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway, a scenic paradise where we can recreate with its plants and animals, and enjoy activities such as horse riding, cycling, hiking, mountain climbing and winter sports. This part of the Turquoise Trail allows us to observe hundreds of miles of landscapes with five different biological zones. It has well signposted paths where the hiker can obtain information and refreshments to regain strength. Only campsites and private shelters are allowed. The Sandia Peak funicular, the longest in the world, offers an unforgettable ride. But first visit the Tinkertown Museum, where you will see hand-carved miniatures and a lively western town.

In Cerrillos, indigenous craftsmen used turquoise and lead, and it was then that Spanish settlers brought turquoise to Spain. Cerillos was once big enough to house 21 taverns and 4 hotels. Today this village reminds us of the Old West. Its shops, a mining museum and the St. Joseph Church welcome us.

The high plateau of San Marcos Pueblo stood out for its agricultural activity, but was abandoned after the Village Revolt in 1680. At the northern end of the Turquoise Trail visitors will be able to enjoy their shops, restaurants and the first ranch to shoot New Mexico movies.

The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway Turquoise) is located in the US, in the state of New Mexico.

Archeology The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway has numerous ruins and objects that evidence a historical past and prehistoric that has been interpreted for travelers who visit it.

The oldest turquoise mine in North America is located in Cerrillos Hills

Pueblo Scissors entrance, located at the US Forest Service's ranger station in Tijeras, New Mexico. Museum of Archeology and Material Culture, located in Cedar Crest, New Mexico.

The Museum of Archeology and Material Culture, located in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, / p>

Entrance to the cave Sandia Cave, a national historical site.

Cultural Activities The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway is home to numerous cultural attractions including fine arts, folk crafts, crafts, theater, music and festivals that exalt our unique lifestyle, historic communities of Madrid and Cerrillos.

Christmas lights festival in Madrid, New Mexico. Photography: Marcia Reifman.

The Catholic Church of San José, located in Cerrillos, New Mexico.

Houses in Madrid line.

The Kiwanis Cabaña, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. >

Plants and Flowers, plants species: June 2012
Its perennial foliage remains attractive throughout the year and its spring flowers are nothing short of beautiful. Phlox subulata forms shallow roots and its horizontal stems light easily so its common name creeping Phlox.

The Wortley Hotel, Cerrillos, New Mexico.

Nature The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway has significant natural scenery throughout the area and includes five unspoiled biological areas, geological formations and abundant wildlife.

A black bear walks through the Sandia Mountains. Photo: J & K Hollingsworth

The Garden of the Gods Inclined formations of sandstone and compact clay

The red-tailed hawk One of the 169 species of birds of the region.

Carbón de Madrid Antracita and bituminous coal extraction site.

A butterfly visits the area.

Leisure activities The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway offers numerous recreational activities. A ski area provides alpine skiing and snowboarding in winter and mountain biking in summer. It has a variety of trails for horseback riding and extensive areas for outdoor hiking. The Sandia Crest summit is ideal for launching gliders and offers vast areas to enjoy cross-country skiing, sliding on inner tire tubes and snow boots.

The Sandia Peak ski area offers mountain biking in summer and downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Photo: Louis Abruzzo

Enjoy views of the high mountain deserts while touring Paako Ridge golf courses.

Take a bike ride on the mountain trails where the Sky is their only limit.

Notice how the leaves of the trees change color while riding on horseback in the autumn sun.

View of the fall season in Sandia Crest

A picturesque path of Cerrillos

Albuquerque, New Mexico, seen from the summit of Sandia Crest

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A curious image on the Turquoise Trail!