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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.
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Trinidad 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 & Weather

The climate for Trinidad is 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.
Trinidad average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year
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Trinidad history:

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.
The incorporation date of Trinidad: 1876

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Trinidad 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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