Once the home of trappers, traders and early ranchers, the Colorado city of Trinidad is now a charming town with red-brick buildings and an endless supply of outdoor activities to take part in.
A jet charter airport in Trinidad takes visitors to what was once a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. Visitors wanting to learn more can visit the Trinidad History Museum. The Trinidad Trolley, which runs May-September, gives free tours throughout the hilly town. Make sure to keep an eye out for the town’s many galleries and theatres; the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre and Fumio Sawa Fine Art gallery and must-sees.
Many people come to Colorado for the rugged terrain and many outdoor activities. Trinidad is an excellent stop for visitors wanting to get some more fresh air. Trinidad Lake is found in the 2,700 acre state park where visitors can camp, fish, hike and boat. Anglers can also fish the nearby Purgatoire River to try their hand at catching one of the many trout in the river.
The Highway of Legends connects Trinidad with Walsenburg to the north. The 82 mile route traverses historic routes through the southern foothills. Drivers will pass through San Isabel National Forest, and by two summit mountain passes, Curchara Pass and Cordova Pass.
Climbers will also enjoy Simpson’s Rest, a large sandstone bluff. The landmark is now adorned with a lit up sign with the town’s name. A successful climb of the challenging terrain rewards hikers with a view of Trinidad with mountains in the background.