Put this on your bucket list for unique experiences. You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in about an hour on I-25 or take NM 14 and do it in an hour and a half. However, nobody does the NM 14 drive in just 90 minutes, because that is The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway.
Santa Fe (pop just over 85,000) is a special, unique, wonderful city unlike any other I have visited. Founded by the Spanish in the early 1600s, it is located in the Southern Rocky Mountains about 7,000 feet high. That makes it the highest and oldest capital in the U.S. It is the second oldest city in the country.