Trinidad, Colorado is a historic mining town along the Santa Fe Trail at the Raton Pass. It's an easy place to visit, on the main interstate between Colorado and New Mexico. The city has preserved many of its old-west buildings, including the Bloom Mansion which houses the Trinidad History Museum and the Old Fire House No. 1, now a children's hands-on museum.
In addition to the rich architecture, Trinidad has a number of art galleries and is a center of plein air artists. On display are both local and traveling exhibitions. Guided tours are available to take in all of the important city sights, and for all-ages recreation there is a golf course, a skate park and a water park. Drive west along the Highway of Legends and visit villages, explore the coal mining heritage of the region and take in the sights of the ancient Dakota Sandstone Formation.
Trinidad is a gateway to many excellent outdoor activities in southern Colorado. Several lakes and rivers, including Trinidad Lake State Park, Blue and Bear Lakes and the Purgatoire River are highly regarded by anglers. Hikers will enjoy Fisher's Peak, West Peak and the many trails that wind through the mountains and hunters will find no shortage of opportunities. Ghost towns are everywhere, another relic of the coal mining past sitting in stark contrast to the natural beauty of the land that surrounds Trinidad.