Attention Visitors

Currently, due to precautionary measures taken for COVID-19 in the state of Colorado, visitors to Trinidad should be mindful that we are under a statewide mask order (meaning all individuals over the age of 10 must wear a mask when in public spaces), and is also subject to a new public health order, effective as of November 20, 2020. For more details on how Trinidad is responding to COVID-19 and the implications for visitors, please see our COVID-19 Visitor Resources page and contact the Trinidad Welcome Center with any questions.

Thank you kindly for your understanding and we hope you will enjoy your stay in Trinidad.


Come explore our historic downtown with eclectic restaurants to please any palate and discover shops both trendy and vintage. Tour museums and learn about our iconic western history. Discover the rich architecture from the 1800s when Trinidad was vying to become Colorado’s state capital. Located in the picturesque landscapes of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, you will find pristine Trinidad Lake State Park, Bear, Blue, Monument and North lakes with outstanding fishing, boating, camping, hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities. Come discover all that the region has to offer in the way out west!


Explore all Trinidad has to offer!


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Halfway between Denver and Santa Fe

From Denver and the Front Range: Take I-25 South for 190 miles. If your appetite needs satiating, come discover everything from wood-fired pizza, zesty pasta, authentic Mexican, delicious deli-style sandwiches to gourmet coffees. Before you leave town, visit our museums, galleries and boutiques.

From Santa Fe and beyond: Take I-25 North from Santa Fe for 190 miles. Ready to experience a slice of Southern Colorado? Trinidad is the starting point for the Scenic Highway of Legends. This historic drive will take you over passes, through valleys and historic mountain villages.