Trinidad Loves Company

“Trinidad Loves Company” reflects this history—going clear back to the town’s beginnings as an oasis and major trading center on the Santa Fe Trail.

Trinidad is a crossroads, inviting contrasts and creativity. The town lies halfway between Denver and Santa Fe on the north-south I-25 corridor. It connects the geological wonders and mountainous lake country on the Highway of Legends to the grasslands and red rock canyons on the east. In these surroundings, easy trails winding through quiet forests scattered with butterflies, raw wilderness, mountain villages, shining lakes brimming with the next catch, secret canyons with petroglyphs—all invite inspiration and adventure.

Colorado Creative Industries chose Trinidad, where innovation holds hands with historical authenticity, as a Colorado Creative District. The arts flourish—from year-round theatre, musical performances, and gallery showings to the wondrous and wacky ArtoCade festival in September. Accomplished chalk drawings seem to appear spontaneously on the town’s historic streets.

Trinidad’s many activity parks offer a relaxing game of bocce ball among the daylilies, fountain romping for the kids, swimming, disc golf, skateboarding at a world-class skatepark, and golf on a beautiful historic course. Anglers catch trout in the river that runs through town.

Trinidad’s archaeology, art, and history museums gather the area’s fascinating past into compelling stories of dinosaurs to early western artists and photographers to the days when 60s Drop City dreamers and doers found Trinidad a place for experiments in architecture, art, and sustainability.

Visitors enjoy fine shopping as well as lots of dining options in outdoor cafes, cozy coffee shops, and casually elegant restaurants. Trinidad’s mixed ethnic background makes for lots of flavors. Lodging choices range from economy to luxury and from hospitality ranches to mountain resorts.

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.

Text courtesy of Historic Trinidad.

Questions? Please contact:

Event Coordinator Alisha Hall

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