Our Community

The community of Trinidad is now just over 9,000 folks. Trinidad is located on the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe trail. Trinidad sits in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with Mountain Peaks on three sides and the High Mountain Plains to the east. Trinidad was incorporated in 1876, beginning the change from a small adobe village to the Victoria jewel of Southern Colorado.

Rich in History

From Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid to old coal mining towns, historic ranches, gracious Victorian homes and brick streets all bring back an age past.

The Columbian Hotel in TrinidadMany characters of the American West made their way through the luxury of the Columbian Hotel. Accounts report visitors such as Doc Holliday and Mary Pickford.
The Columbian Hotel


Trinidad is situated on the front wall of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,025 ft. above sea level. It's location near the Southern border of Colorado results in a semi-arid climate with approximately 14 inches of rainfall per year. The elevation, southern location, and low humidity combine to provide a moderate, dry climate.


Weather extremes are usually scattered and of short duration. Balmy days are also scattered throughout the winter months so golf can be played, with some interruptions, throughout the year. The dry air makes both heat and cold seem less severe than in other parts of the nation, which have more humidity.
April and May are the wettest months, each averaging more than 3.5 inches of precipitation. The six winter months, October through March, each average less than 1 inch of precipitation.

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