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The Colorado Welcome Center in Trinidad was given the thumbs up by the Colorado Department of Health and Education to open its doors to once again provide service to our travelers in the next phase of the COVID-19 social distancing- Protect Our Neighbors. However, please expect operations to be a bit different than you may be accustomed to.  All visitors will now be required to use hand sanitizer, wear a face covering, maintain a six-foot distance and will be asked a series of health related questions upon entering. Capacity is limited to 4 visitors/car load at any time, in addition to the staff.  All of the protocols in place are intended to keep our visitors safe and healthy and to lower disease transmission levels. 

What you can expect is the same friendly and knowledgeable staff who will provide destination information, routing suggestions, road conditions, weather information, and brochures and information for state and local points of interest. We still have the cleanest bathrooms around and the opportunity for a relaxing walk, stretch and chance to breathe some of the freshest air around. Free WiFi and outdoor eating areas are also still available. We are saddened that our free Trolley tours have been suspended for the remainder of the summer, but we are hoping that they will resume on Memorial Day of 2021. The War Veterans' memorials outside the center are always an interesting and patriotic attraction. And we still offer your kiddos free activity books to keep them entertained in the vehicle between destinations.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping You Stay Healthy As You Travel

To make sure your trip is an enjoyable and healthy one, we are sharing some travel tips shared by the Centers for Disease Control. 

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
  • Consult with your Dr. before traveling when sick
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Be aware of latest travel advisories from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Check your destination for guidelines and protocols that may be in place when you arrive. Visit Colorado.com for travel information.    

Wishing you Safe Travels!

Stay and Visit

The Hidden Gem of Southeastern Colorado

Situated between the shadows of the Spanish Peaks and Fisher’s Peak (the state’s newest and 2nd largest state park), Trinidad is the cultural, social, and economic capital of Southeastern Colorado. With pristine outdoor views spanning mountains and plains, red brick-paved streets, preserved historical architecture, and a pace of life that is serene and slow, Trinidad offers something for everyone.

 

Prime Location

Centrally located 190 miles from both Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver Colorado, Trinidad is ideally situated for your visit to Colorado or New Mexico.  We are the starting point for the famous Highway of Legends Scenic Byway and located on the Historic Santa Fe Trail. Our roads in and out of the community will take you over passes, through valleys, atop mountain vistas and through historic mountain villages.

 

Diverse History

Ours is a story of blended cultures, adventurers, frontiersmen and revolutionaries.  Our culture is of legends, from the Native American Utes, to settlers and traders, to the rough and rowdy characters of the old west.  We are the place known for its coal miners who fought the deadly conflict for fair treatment, where a counter-culture was born of the youth of Drop City, and for over half a century, who welcomed thousands of individuals seeking to become who they were born to be in the Sex Change Capital of the World.

 

Exciting Future

But as times change, we too are evolving. Our visionaries are pointing us in two distinct directions – to outdoor recreation with the anticipated opening of Colorado’s 42nd State Park, and to an up and coming art scene with the completion of Space to Create. And so, we continue to embrace our tradition of uniqueness, a community like no other, boasting a truly crazy past and preparing for a distinct and exciting future. 

 

 

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