The Tiny Town In New Mexico That’s Absolute Heaven If You Love Antiquing

Located on State Highway 14, better known as the Scenic Turquoise Trail, is a tiny town nestled in the narrow canyon of the Ortiz Mountains. It was once a historic mining area and later all but an abandoned ghost town, but Madrid has experienced a revival to become a colorful and creative community filled with antique shops, galleries, thrift stores, and more. Even though its population stands at 300, this place is heavenly to visit and is absolutely worth the drive!

Have you visited Madrid, and if so, what was your favorite takeaway memory from this heavenly community? Any particular shop or diner you’d recommend over others? In addition to this town and shopping, there are numerous nearby trails to explore here as well. The quaint village Cerrillos is a few miles away and includes Cerrillos Hills State Park.

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