Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest is a small settlement in Central New Mexico, situated on the eastern side of the Sandia Mountains, opposite Albuquerque. Scattered along the base of the mountains alongside the village of Tijeras directly to the south and the tiny settlement of Sandia Park directly to the north, Cedar Crest serves as a primary gateway into the Sandia Mountains and to the Turquoise Trail scenic roadway north to Santa Fe.

Get in

The town is located a few miles east of Albuquerque, at the junction of I-40 and NM State Road 14 (the "Turquoise Trail", a scenic route heading north through the town of Madrid to Santa Fe). From Albuquerque, I-40 passes through the narrow Tijeras Canyon. Running alongside I-40 through the canyon is NM 333, a winding two-lane road that follows the route of old Route 66.


The view from Sandia Crest



Go next

Routes through Cedar Crest

Gallup Albuquerque  W  E  Edgewood Tucumcari
Gallup Albuquerque  W  E  Edgewood Tucumcari
Santa Fe Madrid  N  S  END

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