Trinidad is located in the blended picturesque landscape of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, the most preserved historic downtown in the Southwest, and it is the perfect starting place for discovering the way out west. Here, along the famous original red brick streets, you will see many of our Victorian- style buildings being restored and brought back to life with art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Trinidad and the Spanish Peaks offer hundreds of miles of historic and scenic hiking trails for all abilities, with panoramas and landscapes that do not disappoint. For hiking, running, or biking give the newly opened Wormhole loop trail a go.
Twenty minutes south of Trinidad is the world -class Whittington Center. With more than 30,000 acres, this premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility offers a shotgun center, world- class firearms museum, as well as guided and unguided hunts.
Whether it’s a serene afternoon or a full-throttled experience, Trinidad state lake park, Monument Lake Resort and North Lake offers all kinds of recreational water opportunities. Experience the morning sunrise on still waters as you paddle board or kayak around hidden shores and in the shadows of the distant Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range; or go extreme wakeboarding or kite surfing in the afternoon while enjoying family and friends and a cold beverage.
It’s almost impossible to sum up the vast opportunities to experience Southeastern Colorado’s fishing paradise. From the Purgatoire River and Trinidad lake state park to Monument, North, Blue, and Bear Lakes, every angler has the opportunity to experience our vast glistening beauty. As well as having the beauty of Colorado’s winter wonderland as a backdrop, monument and North Lake provide ice fishing opportunities from December through March.
From our rustic untouched land and a virtually undiscovered state park, to one of Colorado’s oldest and most preserved historic downtowns, to an up and coming art scene, Trinidad is the way out west.