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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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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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.



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