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Trip from Albuquerque, NM to Santa Fe, NM

  1. Albuquerque, NM

    Travel Overview: 39 minutes — 27 mi

  2. Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway

    Travel Overview: 20 minutes — 12 mi

  3. Turquoise Trail

    Travel Overview: 55 minutes — 44 mi

  4. Santa Fe, NM

    Travel Overview: 19 minutes — 12 mi

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From Albuquerque, NM1 to Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway2

Segment: 27 mi — about 39 mins

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39
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1. Drive west.
1 min
0.1 mi
2. Turn left onto Richmond Drive Northeast.
1 min
0.1 mi
3. Turn left onto Menaul Boulevard Northeast.
1 min
0.4 mi
4. Turn right onto Carlisle Boulevard Northeast.
1 min
0.3 mi
5. Turn left to take the I 40 ramp.
13 mins
12.9 mi
6. Take exit 175 onto NM 14/NM 333/NM 337 toward Cedar Crest.
1 min
0.2 mi
7. Keep left to take NM 14 North toward Cedar Crest.
1 min
0.5 mi
8. Continue on NM 333.
1 min
0.2 mi
9. Bear left to stay on NM 333.
7 mins
5.9 mi
10. Make a sharp left onto Sandia Crest Road/NM 536.
13 mins
6.9 mi
11. Bear left.
1 min
0.1 mi
12. Your destination is on the left.
1 min
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      1. Drive west.
      1 min
      0.1 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      2. Turn left onto Richmond Drive Northeast.
      1 min
      0.1 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      3. Turn left onto Menaul Boulevard Northeast.
      1 min
      0.4 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      4. Turn right onto Carlisle Boulevard Northeast.
      1 min
      0.3 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      5. Turn left to take the I 40 ramp.
      13 mins
      12.9 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      6. Take exit 175 onto NM 14/NM 333/NM 337 toward Cedar Crest.
      1 min
      0.2 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      7. Keep left to take NM 14 North toward Cedar Crest.
      1 min
      0.5 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      8. Continue on NM 333.
      1 min
      0.2 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      9. Bear left to stay on NM 333.
      7 mins
      5.9 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      10. Make a sharp left onto Sandia Crest Road/NM 536.
      13 mins
      6.9 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      11. Bear left.
      1 min
      0.1 mi
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      12. Your destination is on the left.
      1 min

    Side Trip: Please read the side-trip description for the directions

    Climbing several switchbacks and through five life zones to the 10,678-foot Sandia Crest you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Albuquerque, the Rio Grande, Mount Taylor, and the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Explore the Cibola National Forest along one of the many trails, including the popular half-mile loop Peak Nature Trail. The area is replete with a full array of outdoor activities.

    About half way up the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway, consider a side trip on the gravel Country Road 165, heading through Las Hurtas Canyon to the Sandia Cave trailhead where excavations have found evidence of humans in this area some 12,000 years ago. A short trail leads to the trail to the cave and a metal spiral staircase leads to the entrance. Visitors should bring the usual caving equipment, head protection, flashlights and appropriate clothes and shoes. If you continue further, it will lead you back to I-25, or you could turn around and continue on the Turquoise Trail.

    From Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway2 to Turquoise Trail3

    Overview: Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway

    Segment: 12 mi — about 20 mins

    12
    20
    2.1402568367511243
    12
    20
    2.1402568367511243
    1. Drive southeast.
    1 min
    0.1 mi
    2. Bear right onto Sandia Crest Road/NM 536.
    12 mins
    6.7 mi
    3. Stay straight to take the ramp.
    1 min
    0.1 mi
    4. Keep right to take NM 14.
    7 mins
    5.7 mi
    5. Your destination is on the left.
    1 min
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        1. Drive southeast.
        1 min
        0.1 mi
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        2. Bear right onto Sandia Crest Road/NM 536.
        12 mins
        6.7 mi
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        3. Stay straight to take the ramp.
        1 min
        0.1 mi
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        4. Keep right to take NM 14.
        7 mins
        5.7 mi
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        5. Your destination is on the left.
        1 min

      Turquoise Trail3

      Overview: Turquoise Trail

      Segment: 44 mi — about 55 mins

      44
      55
      7.5819501581634725
      44
      55
      7.5819501581634725
      1. Head north on NM-14 N/NM-14 Scenic N toward Torres Trail Continue to follow NM-14 N
      55 mins
      44.7 mi
      2. Make a U-turn at Vista Del Monte
      1 min
      148 ft
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          1. Head north on NM-14 N/NM-14 Scenic N toward Torres Trail Continue to follow NM-14 N
          55 mins
          44.7 mi
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          2. Make a U-turn at Vista Del Monte
          1 min
          148 ft

        From Turquoise Trail3 to Santa Fe, NM4

        Overview: Turquoise Trail

        Segment: 12 mi — about 19 mins

        12
        19
        2.0996023837721403
        12
        19
        2.0996023837721403
        1. Drive south on Turquoise Trail/NM 14.
        1 min
        0.2 mi
        2. Make a left U-turn at Camino Bajo to stay on Turquoise Trail/NM 14.
        3 mins
        1.7 mi
        3. Take the I 25 North ramp.
        5 mins
        6.2 mi
        4. Take exit 284.
        1 min
        0.4 mi
        5. Turn left onto Old Pecos Trail/NM 466.
        2 mins
        1.4 mi
        6. Keep right to stay on Old Pecos Trail.
        3 mins
        1.7 mi
        7. Bear left onto Old Santa Fe Trail.
        3 mins
        0.7 mi
        8. Turn left onto East Water Street.
        1 min
        0.1 mi
        9. Turn right onto Old Santa Fe Trail.
        1 min
        0.1 mi
        10. Turn right onto East San Francisco Street.
        1 min
        0.1 mi
        11. Your destination is on the left.
        1 min
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            1. Drive south on Turquoise Trail/NM 14.
            1 min
            0.2 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            2. Make a left U-turn at Camino Bajo to stay on Turquoise Trail/NM 14.
            3 mins
            1.7 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            3. Take the I 25 North ramp.
            5 mins
            6.2 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            4. Take exit 284.
            1 min
            0.4 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            5. Turn left onto Old Pecos Trail/NM 466.
            2 mins
            1.4 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            6. Keep right to stay on Old Pecos Trail.
            3 mins
            1.7 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            7. Bear left onto Old Santa Fe Trail.
            3 mins
            0.7 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            8. Turn left onto East Water Street.
            1 min
            0.1 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            9. Turn right onto Old Santa Fe Trail.
            1 min
            0.1 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            10. Turn right onto East San Francisco Street.
            1 min
            0.1 mi
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            11. Your destination is on the left.
            1 min
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