Trinidad

70°F
Current Population
8,550
Elevation Level
6034 ft

About Trinidad

Just north of the New Mexico border and Raton Pass, Trinidad was once a stop on the Santa Fe Trail and home to trappers, traders and early ranchers. Today, the city’s growing collection of art galleries and the longtime success of the Southern Colorado Repertory Theater’s professional company, reveal a new economic focus. 

Trinidad is home to several public outdoor spaces. Trinidad Lake State Park offers camping, hiking, fishing, and boating while nearby Comanche National Grassland boasts Picket Wire Canyonlands - one of the largest known dinosaur track sites in North America.

Explore Trinidad

Entertainment & Culture

  • Trinidad Lake State Park is a scenic state park with 800-acre lake offering fishing, hiking, camping & summertime family programs. 

  • Trinidad History Museum presents the history of the town of Trinidad and the surrounding area in southeastern Colorado. 

  • The A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art features Western art and collectibles, Native American art and artifacts, Hispanic traditional and religious art displayed in an authentic turn-of-the-century building.

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About the Community

Eckhart Elementary School

Summary
  • District Trinidad School District 1
  • Phone (719) 846-6995
  • Address 1021 PIERCE ST
  • County Las Animas County
  • Grade KN - 01
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 146
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Fisher's Peak Elementary School

Summary
  • District Trinidad School District 1
  • Phone (719) 846-2513
  • Address 900 MOORES CANYON RD
  • County Las Animas County
  • Grade 02 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 311
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Hoehne School

Summary
  • District Hoehne Reorganized School District No. 3
  • Phone (719) 846-4457
  • Address 19851 COUNTY ROAD 79 1
  • County Las Animas County
  • Grade PK - 12
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 359
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Trinidad High School

Summary
  • District Trinidad School District 1
  • Phone (719) 846-2971
  • Address 816 WEST ST
  • County Las Animas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 206
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Trinidad Middle School

Summary
  • District Trinidad School District 1
  • Phone (719) 846-4411
  • Address 607 MINER DR
  • County Las Animas County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 8,550
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 9,297
Households
  • Total Households 3,521
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 3,844
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 779

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 16.11
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 19.10
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 57.30
  • Avg Jan High Temp 49.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 87.60
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 121
  • Air Pollution Index 87
  • Earthquake Index 81
  • Hail Index 132
  • Tornado Index 27
  • Wind Index 73

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1968
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 76
  • Health Care Cost 82
  • Transportation Cost 72