Trinidad, the smallest of the four cities which separate the Colorado Rockies and the Great Plains, is located in the southern part of the state on the Santa Fe Trail. This Old World, Spanish-influenced town features a National Historic District, called the Corazon de Trinidad Historic District.
To the west lies the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, and to the north are the Spanish Peaks. Fisher's Peak, an unusual volcanic landmark with a stairstep top, is to the south. Visitors to the area can drive to the top of Simpson's Rest, where an outstanding view of the city is featured. West of Trinidad, Hwy 12 leads to the 1,200-acre Monument Park, part of the city park system.
Nearby Trinidad Lake State Park offers hiking, biking, boating, and fishing on the 900-acre lake.