Status: Active Town
Elevation: 6,010 Feet ( 1,832 meters)
Gallery: View 67 Trinidad, Colorado Photos
County: View Las Animas County Mines
Date Settled: 1876
Current Population: 9,000
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Coal
Trinidad was incorporated in 1876 and became the supply and transportation center for the region's coal mines. The coal from these mines was highly prized for its quality in creating coking fuels for Colorado's smelters. As the mines and smelters of Colorado grew into a major industry, Trinidad prospered and became a wealthy commercial center full of stunning Victorian homes and buildings.
There is little coal mining left in the region, but Trinidad remains as one of the best-preserved Victorian mining centers in the West.