Located in the foothills of southern Colorado and bordered by the historic Santa Fe Trail and the scenic Highway of Legends, Trinidad Lake
State Park offers boating, fishing, hiking, and modern camping facilities year-round. The park features a beautiful setting and approximately 850 surface acres of water ideal for numerous water sports. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie, and bluegill. The lake is popular for water skiing and windsurfing as well. Trinidad welcomes visitors with its rich Native American history, including an ancient teepee ring right in the center of the campground near the park's amphitheater. Other attractions include self-guided nature hikes where visitors can choose a short walk near the Visitor Center or venture farther into primitive backcountry areas. Hikers can explore the mountain branch of the historic Santa Fe Trail in nearby Trinidad.