Colorado Safer-at-Home and Mask Orders

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), as well as a “Safer-at-home” order,  which entails the following: 

  • —Critical businesses are still open.
  • —Non-critical businesses are open with restrictions (call ahead to confirm hours of operation and further details).
  • —Stay at home as much as possible.
  • —Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face.
  • —Wear a face covering or mask when you will be around others not living with you.
  • —Connect with neighbors and loved ones virtually.
  • —No in-person gatherings of more than 10 people.

Thank you kindly for your understanding and cooperation and please feel free to contact the Trinidad Welcome Center with any questions during your time here. 

COVID-19

Visitor Resources and Information

Welcome to Trinidad’s COVID-19 Visitor Resources page! If you are visiting Trinidad, we wish to extend a very warm welcome your way, and want you to safely enjoy your time here. On this page, you can find updated information for most businesses and activities in Trinidad for your convenience; however, given how frequently things change, it is always wise to call ahead as well! Before your visit, please review this resource provided by the state of Colorado on traveling to and within the state. Other helpful links containing information on COVID-19 relevant to your stay in Trinidad are directly below. There, you will find information on Colorado’s safer-at-home and mask orders, as well as up-to-date guidelines provided by the county health department and the CDC.

bronze sculpture of an elk in front of a hotel entry

Hotels and Motels

As of 7.26.20, most Trinidad-area accommodations are accepting reservations and receiving guests. Additional rigorous cleaning protocols have been put into place for the safety of guests and staff, and some amenities to which guests are accustomed may be unavailable. Guests must adhere to strict social distancing and mask requirements when not in their private rooms, and in certain cases, may be asked to abide by self-quarantine guidelines. Please be prepared to respect all requirements and precautions implemented by your accommodations, which have been put into place by state and local health departments to keep us all as safe as possible during this difficult time. 

Please see our Stay page for more general details on Trinidad’s accommodation options and should you have any questions about policies or special requirements related to COVID-19, please contact your specific accommodations ahead of time for clarification.

Eat and Drink

Most Trinidad-area dining establishments are open, but may have reduced or altered hours, additional stringent cleaning protocols, and decreased capacity, as well as specific social distancing and mask requirements for all customers per state health department COVID-19 requirements for restaurants. Bars (those that do not also serve food) are closed. Please be prepared to respect the requirements to wear a mask and practice social distancing, which have been put into place by state and local health departments to keep us all as safe as possible during this difficult time.

Please see the pdf at the bottom of the Eat and Drink page for the most recent updates on restaurant status, but given how quickly changes have been occurring, it is also recommended that you call ahead to confirm hours, open/closed status, and any additional precautions a given restaurant is taking in light of COVID-19.

Shops and Retail

Most Trinidad-area shops and retail establishments are open, but may have reduced or altered hours, additional stringent cleaning protocols, and decreased capacity, as well as specific social distancing and mask requirements for all customers. Please call ahead to confirm hours, open/closed status, and any additional precautions a given store is taking in light of COVID-19. Please be prepared to respect the requirements to wear a mask and practice social distancing in public spaces, which have been put into place by state and local health departments to keep us all as safe as possible during this difficult time. 

Please see our Shop page for more general details on Trinidad’s downtown retail establishments. 

Museums

Given recent measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, many areas museums have closed or changed their hours, implemented rigorous cleaning protocols, decreased capacity, and otherwise adjusted their operations to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Below is the status of Trinidad’s museums as of 7.22.20, but given how quickly changes have been occurring, it is also recommended that you call ahead to confirm hours, open/closed status, and any precautions a given museum is taking in light of COVID-19. Please be prepared to respect the requirements to wear a mask and practice social distancing, which have been put into place by state and local health departments to keep us all as safe as possible during this difficult time. Please see the Museums page for other general details on Trinidad’s museums. 

Historic Trinidad house

For more details on local outdoor activities, please see our Outdoor page. Please also see the link HERE for further details on CPW’s response to COVID-19. 

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Trinidad is proud to offer a variety of outdoor activities for visitors and residents alike. Although outdoor activities may pose less risk than those taking place indoors, social distancing requirements are still in place, and masks should be worn (per Colorado mandate) when within six feet of others not in your household. Outdoor recreation participants should also be aware of the following: 

  1. —All Colorado State Parks non-campground outdoor areas remain open.
  2. —Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed all playgrounds and picnic areas, is reopening campgrounds, dispersed camping, and camping facilities in a phased approach. Call ahead for location-specific details. 
  3. —Colorado Parks and Wildlife public-facing facilities are closed until further notice.
  4. —Most CPW licenses, park passes, and vehicle registrations can be purchased through CPW’s online shopping portal at cpwshop.com or by phone at 1-800-244-5613. Day passes to state parks are available at entrance gates.
  5. —Current fishing licenses are required.   
  6. —State park reservoirs are open to boating. Current registrations for sailboats and motorboats and Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Stamp are required. Boats launched on state park waters must be inspected before launching.
  7. —The Colorado Trail Explorer App (COTREX) is the statewide trails app for a variety of trail users and is being updated to show closed trails.

City Services

Trinidad’s city-run services and infrastructure are considered essential and have therefore continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all buildings are currently open to the public, and all request that business be conducted via the phone or online whenever possible to minimize possible exposure or transmission of the virus. If you do plan to visit a city service or establishment in-person, please ensure that you call ahead to confirm hours, open/closed status, and any precautions taken in light of Covid-19. When visiting, please be prepared to respect the requirements to wear a mask and practice social distancing, which have been put into place by state and local health departments to keep us all as safe as possible during this difficult time. For further information on services provided by the City of Trinidad, please see the city’s website.

Las Animas County Courthouse at sunset.