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Las Animas County, Colorado
Mountain Standard time zone.
Population: Trinidad, 9078 (2000 Census).
Elevation: 6020 feet.
Area Code: 719
Climate: Over 300 sunny days a year. Early springs, long falls, mild winters. Summer daytime temps high 70s, in the 80s, or low 90s; nighttime lows in the 50s. Winter temps vary widely from high 60s to sub-freezing. Today’s weather.
Engine 638, the last coal-driven Colorado and Southern R.R. steam engine,
was retired with honors along with a coal car, a passenger car,
and a caboose near City Hall in Trinidad.
For a local get-around at modest cost, call 719-845-1127 for a bus to deliver you from the train station to your rental car place or to your hotel—or just to get from one place to another. Call for times of Highway 12 and Walsenburg runs. Provided by South Central Council of Governments in Trinidad.
The Trinidad Trolley provides free tours hourly beginning at 10 a.m. The last tour leaves at 2 p.m. The trolley departs from the Welcome Center and from downtown trolley stops. For private group reservations winter or summer, call 719-846-9843, x123.
Hertz: Located in the Corradino Autobody Shop at 124 N. Maple Street. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed. 719-846-2337.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief connects Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Trinidad, Kansas City, and Chicago. Amtrak offers complete meals; sandwiches, snacks, & drinks in the lounge car; feature movies; travelogues hospitality hour; journey through time with interpretive guides throughout the tour; Native American guide from Albuquerque to Gallup; sleeping car; dining car; sightseer lounge car; Superliner reserved coach.
On the Southwest Chief route from La Junta, CO, through Trinidad to Albuquerque, NM, Amtrak’s Trails & Rails program features interpretive talks by National Park Service guides. Visit amtrak.com.
Passenger air service is 130 miles north of Trinidad in Colorado Springs and 210 miles north of Trinidad in Denver. To the south is Albuquerque International Airport, 220 miles from Trinidad.
Current weather conditions at Perry Stokes Airport:
The Mail Store at Cedar St. Printing, 123 Cedar St., handles UPS, FedEx, and U.S. mail shipments. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 719-845-1300.
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