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.

Important Update from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Effective March 26, 2020: Colorado State Parks remain open, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, dispersed camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks, as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas effective Thursday, March 26 until further notice. This action has been taken based on The Stay-At-Home Order from Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the advice of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife visitor centers, service centers and offices are also continuing to restrict access to the public. Restrictions and closures remain subject to change. Please see the link HERE for further details. 


Discover your wild in our quiet untouched and undisturbed lands. Our pristine mesas and mountains provide people at all levels of outdoors experience with opportunities for world-class hunting and fishing, hiking, biking, trail running, and many other outdoor recreation activities.

The Purgatoire River flows through Trinidad, offering excellent fishing opportunities, quiet strolls, and meditation spots along the Riverwalk.

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Award-Winning Golf

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Boating & Lakes

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Miles of historic and scenic park trails run through meadows, grasslands, forests and riparian environments for unforgettable hiking, backpacking, and cycling experiences. Trinidad Lake State Park offers trails for all abilities and the Sunset Point Trail is handicapped-accessible. The Wormhole Loop Trail is easily accessed and is just north of Simpson’s rest (near the Trinidad sign).

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Activities for the whole family offering unique adventure and the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us  with any questions about planning your outdoor adventure and happy exploring!

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Experience the morning sunrise at Trinidad Lake State Park paddle boarding and kayaking around hidden shores and through the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range; or go extreme wakeboarding and kite surfing beneath the afternoon sun. For a more tranquil alpine still-water experience visit Monument Lake State Resort and North Lake. Trolling motors, kayaking and paddle boarding are permitted.

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From the Purgatoire River and Trinidad Lake State Park to Monument, North, Blue, and Bear lakes, and just blocks from Main Street in downtown Trinidad, every angler has the opportunity to experience our glistening beauty and reel in rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie, wipers, smallmouth bass and perch. Trinidad Lake State Park, Monument Lake State Resort, and North Lake provide exhilarating winter ice-fishing opportunities.


Campers will enjoy views of Fisher’s Peak and the Rockies, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activates at campgrounds that include tent, basic, trailer and RV sites with access to potable water and flush restrooms. Trinidad Lake State Park, Monument, Blue, and Bear lakes, as well as San Isabel National Forest and Spanish Peaks Wilderness, offer a variety of campsite options. Also available at Trinidad Lake State Park are playgrounds, covered shelters with grills, volleyball courts and miles of trails.

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Regardless of whether you are traveling in an RV, planning to car camp, or bring a tent, the camping options are many and varied. Contact us with any questions or for recommendations based on your needs and interests.

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With more than 30,000 acres, the Whittington Center is a premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. Here you can find a shotgun center, firearms museum, and guided and unguided hunts. Full-service guided hunts are available for bull elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, spring turkey, and black bear. Unguided hunts are available for spring turkey. Just outside of Weston, CO is Bosque del Oso, which is a top hunting destination. Coldwater streams provide opportunities to fish as well.

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Established in 1910, Trinidad Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the state and has been recognized as one of “Colorado’s Best Nine Hole Golf Courses.” The picturesque views make this the perfect place to experience golf at its finest. You may even see some of our native wildlife during your round, so bring your camera.

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Trinidad is home to the Southside Park disc golf course, which is a challenging course just off of I-25. Grab you disc and stop in for a quick nine, some great views, then stroll through downtown Trinidad where you can admire our inventory of 143 original historic buildings that date back to the 1800’s.


Trinidad Skatepark is southern Colorado’s top skatepark!. This free, 15,000 sq. ft. concrete skatepark  has earned rave reviews for its smooth bowls and endless lines. Built by Grindline Skateparks, with an infinite number of lines and unique features making it skateable for days. In 2007, it was rated #9 in the list of top skateparks by skater Tony Hawk! This is where your skateboarding teens can come to wear themselves out in total bliss. So, while you are busy checking out the museums, shopping, fishing, hiking, etc., the kids can be having a blast in a safe place on their own.



Just west of Trinidad is Trinidad Lake, a quiet haven for anglers, hikers, bikers, campers, picnickers, horseback riders, boating, and water sport enthusiasts (including jet and water skiing).

32610 Colorado State
Highway 12

Trinidad, CO 81082


This popular recreation resort offers lodge rooms, cabins, partial and full RV sites and campsites. Experience Monument Lake in your kayak or canoe, or rent a pontoon boat for your family outing.

4789 Colorado State
Highway 12

Weston, CO 81091


Bear Lake: Here you will find direct access to a 23-mile trail system open to those on all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, foot and horse.
Blue Lake: Located in the San Isabel National Forest, the lake is stocked with fish several times during the summer.

Blue Lake Campground
From Colorado Highway 12 south of the Town of Cuchara, take FSR 422 4 miles west to the campground.


North Lake is state wildlife area located on the Scenic Highway of Legends. It was constructed in 1907 as a water supply for the City of Trinidad. The lake has a boat ramp and is stocked with rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon and splake.

North Lake State Wildlife Area
Weston, CO 81091

man wearing a green shirt kayaking with his dog in a yellow kayak on North Lake near Trinidad, CO