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Trinidad
Las Animas County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81082




Page Contents for Trinidad, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Trinidad is approximately 9,078 (2000), 9096 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,126 (2000), 3774 (2010).
The amount of land area in Trinidad is 11.035 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Trinidad to Washington DC is 1563 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 180 miles. (as the crow flies)
Trinidad is positioned 37.16 degrees north of the equator and 104.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Trinidad elevation is 6,025 feet above sea level.
Trinidad average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year

Location

in southern Colorado, about nineteen miles from the New Mexico border on Interstate 25. Here is a map page for Trinidad.
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Climate


mild, though the area does experience all four seasons. Trinidad normally does not experience great extremes in temperature in either summer or winter. Summer highs are between 80 and 90. There is usually little rain during this time. Due to its elevation, a little snow does fall each year, but it normally melts quickly. The Springtime brings most of the rain.
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History & History Related Items

The Santa Fe Trail can be credited with the emergence of Trinidad. Native Americans, trappers, explorers and new settlers all moved along the trail.

Check this page to learn how Trinidad was named and other interesting facts and trivia about the community.

See this history page for details about all aspects of Trinidad history plus some great photographs.
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The incorporation of Trinidad

1876


Attractions

Trinidad Lake State Park
A great place for outdoor recreation including fishing, waterskiing and windsurfing. Nature hikes are available as well as backcountry hiking.
32610 Highway 12
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-6951

Trinidad abounds in museums, including Arthur Roy Mitchell Museum of Western Art, Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum, Trinidad Children's Museum, Aultman Museum

Trinidad History Museum Complex
312 East Main Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-7217

Take a look at this attractions page to learn what there is to see and do in Trinidad.

Scenic Highway of Legends
This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route. Here is a map page for the highway.
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Trinidad City Government

City of Trinidad
135 N. Animas
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-9843
Fax: (719) 846-4140

Trinidad is the County seat of Las Animas County.




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Las Animas County
200 E. First Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-2081

Trinidad Chamber

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750

Trinidad Organizations

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750

Trinidad Schools

Trinidad School District #1
215 Maple Street
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Phone: 719-846-3324
Trinidad School District #1 is located in the scenic area between Pueblo, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico. District Number One has three (3) elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. The total population of Trinidad is approximately 10,000 with a student enrollment in excess of 1,500. Financed by a combination of state funds and local taxes, based on the School Finance Act, theTrinidad School District #1 employs 130 certified staff and 71 classified staff .
The school District was organized in 1866 and represents the oldest district in the State of Colorado. The School District is governed by a five member Board of Education who employs a Chief Executive Officer (Superintendent of Schools) who delegates the daily administrative operations of the School District. Trinidad

Miscellany

The population of Trinidad was:
1990 - 8,580
2000 - 9,078

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