Trinidad Loves Company
  • cafe umbrellas
  • corner shop
  • trading post
  • maggies
  • mainstreet gallery
  • pizza
  • what a grind
  • bocce ball
  • fishing
  • Cimino Fountain

Downtown offers shopping, eateries, museums, galleries, tours, and play.

"There’s no mistaking it for any other town in Colorado. For one thing, few other cities have a downtown filled with Victorian architecture that’s remained nearly unchanged during the last century. But should you need a reminder of where you are, all you need do is look down. The streets are paved with red bricks, and each brick is stamped TRINIDAD." —Colorado Life Magazine, 2013

Colorado Creative Industries chose Trinidad, where innovation is part of the town's heritage, as a Colorado Creative District. Come in September for ArtoCade, a wacky wow of art cars and festivities that's wondrous fun. Stay on for TrindieFest, the town's independent film festival. Spend any summer afternoon wandering the downtown, where chalk drawings seem to appear spontaneously, and galleries offer both the traditional and the surprising. Art Treks with street entertainment and gallery and shop doors open are lively happenings on the last Friday evening of the month from May through October. Downtown restaurants offer tastes for all palates before visitors enjoy an evening of professional theatre at the Famous Performing Arts Center.

Trinidad’s Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum, A.R. Mitchell Museum, and History Museum gather the area’s fascinating past into compelling stories of dinosaurs to early western artists and Spanish colonial folk art to the days when 1960s Drop City dreamers and doers found Trinidad a place for experiments in architecture, art, and sustainability.

Trinidad is outdoors happy with many activity parks. In Downtown Cimino Park, next to the river walk, play a relaxing game of bocce ball among the daylilies and encourage the kids to join the fountain romping. Our world-class skatepark is next to the Aquatic Center and a disc golf course. Play golf at a historic course with views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and an adobe restaurant built by acclaimed architect Isaac Hamilton Rapp, creator of the Santa Fe style. Catch brown trout in the Purgatoire River, which runs right through town. Professional baseball games with the Trinidad Triggers run mid-May through July at Central Park

Make Trinidad your base camp and hit the road for day trips via the web of roads that branch out from the town. The Highway of Legends (Hwy 12) is known for geological wonders seen nowhere else and is scattered with mountain villages that are worth a stop. Experience the compelling tour at Mission Wolf sanctuary. Visit Trinidad Lake State Park, just minutes from downtown, for fishing, boating, hiking, water-skiing, and summer weekend entertainment. Yellow Pine Ranch offers leisurely horseback rides through meadows and mountains. Choose from any number of recreation areas with lakes for fishing and easy hiking through quiet forests or for more ambitious adventures in raw wilderness.Opportunities in the scenic area surrounding Trinidad are innumerable. See Daytrips, Tours, Resorts & Ranches, and Recreation, By Activity to plan your forays.

Trinidad Loves Company—from its early days as a trading center on the old Santa Fe Trail to the present. We've been welcoming adventurers, fun-seekers, and innovators since 1821.

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Trinidad is
True West
choice for
#3 Top Ten
True Western
Town in 2008.





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