Attention Visitors

Due to precautionary measures taken for COVID-19 in the state of Colorado, visitors to Trinidad should be mindful that as of 3/26/20, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued a stay-at-home order, mandating that all Coloradoans (and folks within the state of Colorado) should stay home unless they must go out for one of the following reasons:

  1. —Obtain food and other household necessities for themselves and their family or household members. (please see the list HERE for the services currently offered by each of Trinidad’s dining establishments.)
  2. —Deliver those services or supplies to others, such as food, pet supply, other household consumer products, and products or equipment necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and critical operation of a residence.
  3. —To engage in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, state parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to public gathering and attended areas shall be closed.
  4. —To perform work for critical industries.
  5. —To care for a family member, a vulnerable person, or pet in another household, or to care for livestock kept at a location other than an individual’s home.
  6. —To seek medical care

To view the full order, please click HERE. Thank you kindly for your understanding and cooperation.


The Hidden Gem of Southeastern Colorado

Situated between the shadows of the Spanish Peaks and Fisher’s Peak (the state’s newest and 2nd largest state park), Trinidad is the cultural, social, and economic capital of Southeastern Colorado. With pristine outdoor views spanning mountains and plains, red brick-paved streets, preserved historical architecture, and a pace of life that is serene and slow, Trinidad offers something for everyone.

Clear mountainous view of the Spanish Peaks
A scenic view of the towering Spanish Peaks, which can be seen from various points in Trinidad on a clear day.


Centrally located 190 miles from both Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver Colorado, Trinidad is ideally situated for your visit to Colorado or New Mexico.  We are the starting point for the famous Highway of Legends Scenic Byway and located on the Historic Santa Fe Trail. Our roads in and out of the community will take you over passes, through valleys, atop mountain vistas and through historic mountain villages.


Ours is a story of blended cultures, adventurers, frontiersmen and revolutionaries.  Our culture is of legends, from the Native American Utes, to settlers and traders, to the rough and rowdy characters of the old west.  We are the place known for its coal miners who fought the deadly conflict for fair treatment, where a counter-culture was born of the youth of Drop City, and for over half a century, who welcomed thousands of individuals seeking to become who they were born to be in the Sex Change Capital of the World.

Crowds gathered in Trinidad to pay their respects at the funeral procession for victims of the Ludlow massacre.


But as times change, we too are evolving. Our visionaries are pointing us in two distinct directions – to outdoor recreation with the anticipated opening of Colorado’s 42nd State Park, and to an up and coming art scene with the completion of Space to Create. And so, we continue to embrace our tradition of uniqueness, a community like no other, boasting a truly crazy past and preparing for a distinct and exciting future. 

Pictured left: View of Fisher’s Peak from the intersection of Commercial and Main Streets in downtown Trinidad, on which multiple developments and renovations are currently underway, such as Artspace’s Space to Create project.