Trinidad Lake State Park
Trinidad Lake State Park, just west of Trinidad and nestled in in the foothills of the Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is an ideal hub for exploring beautiful Southern Colorado and for escaping the crowds that tend to fill other Colorado State Parks.
Although the park sits at 6,3000 feet in elevation, its climate remains mild year-round, making the park’s 2,500 acres an excellent place for fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and boating.
The park’s large lake attracts boaters and anglers who catch rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie, and bluegill.
Nine miles of hiking and biking trails wander through the piñon and juniper forests at the park, and a 62-site campground can accommodate recreational vehicles, trailers, or tents. Modern facilities include centrally-located water hydrants, a coin operated laundry, electrical hook-ups, showers, and flush toilets.
Trinidad Lake State Park is bordered by the Scenic Highway of Legends and the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Four of southern Colorado’s finest museum complexes are located in Trinidad, just three miles east of the park.