trinidad recreation

Biking in Kit Carson Park. Fisher’s Peak, beloved
Trinidad landmark, stands in the background.

Photo by Stillman Photographics

Trinidad’s public green spaces are second to none for a town of its size. In addition to a world-class skatepark, radical disc golf course, an aquatic center and a riverwalk, four public parks offer bocce ball, fishing, fountain-romping, running trails, and sports fields as well as a historic bandshell for public concerts. Trinidad's historic municipal golf course with grand views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains is in a wooded setting overlooking the town.

At the junction of Scenic Highway of Legends lake country and Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway grasslands and canyons, Trinidad is the gateway to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and daytrips in southern Colorado.

See Recreation By Activity

Also see Recreation Areas, Daytrips, and Especially for Kids


Sports Complex and Skate Park

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Trinidad’s Riverwalk, part of the
town’s expanding trails system,
meanders for miles along the
lazy Purgatoire River.

The Purgatoire River

The Purgatoire River flows through Trinidad. Selected spots along its banks, as behind the State Flags & Engine 638 near Safeway, offer picnic tables and fishing access.


Avid Golfer rates Trinidad’s
golf course

one of the “ten hidden
gems in the country.”

More on
golfing in Trinidad.


Trinidad’s skatepark is rated ninth
in the world by champion skater
Tony Hawk. With lots of lines and
no kinks, the skatepark provides
fast full-arena runs and also
accommodates the young ones.

Kit Carson statue

Historic Kit Carson Park has a
Victorian bandshell, bike paths,
and a cast bronze statue of
Kit Carson, considered one of
the finest equestrian works
in the country.

Cimino Downtown Park

Cimino Downtown Park is
popular with the youngsters for
fountain-romping. The park has
a state-of-the-art playground as
well as a lighted bocce ball court
for sundown games among the blooms.

Central Park Pond

Central Park’s pond is stocked with rainbow trout for fishing by the
16-and-under set only.

Los Ninos Soccer Complex

Los Nino’s Soccer Complex is one
of Trinidad’s newest parks.
It has a playground and lots
of room for outdoor games.

especially for kids
kids in fountain

Youngsters refresh all summer with fountain romping in Cimino Park,
next to the riverwalk.

child on slide

All Trinidad's parks have playgrounds for challenges and fun.


Trinidad's world-class skatepark has plenty of room for
the young ones to practice their skills.

history museum bookstore

The Trinidad History Museum's gift shop at 312 E. Main
has coloring books and other fun activity projects for kids.
Play free croquet in the shade in the museum's heritage gardens.

central park pond

Central Park's pond is stocked with trout for the 16-and-under set.

kids at the library

Take a break and read with friends in the children's room at the
Carnegie Library, 202 North Animas near Cimino Park and the riverwalk.

trinidad lake

Trinidad Lake State Park, just minutes from Trinidad on the Scenic Highway of Legends (Hwy 12), has hiking & biking trails, fun nature classes for children, and family entertainment on weekends in the amphitheater. Check the events page on

swimming pool

The Aquatic Center includes a wading pool for toddlers, a 140-foot flume slide,
six-lane lap pool, concession area, "funbrellas" offering shade and tables and chairs for relaxing. Dressing rooms have a separate
area for families. The entire center is ADA accessible.
For hours, see Aquatic Center or visit their Facebook page.

trinidad triggers baseballPhoto by Mike Tranter

Take the kids to a Triggers baseball game at Central Park in season.
Check events or the Triggers websitefor dates and times.


Kids love the dinosaur display at the Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum,
on the Trinidad State Junior College campus. Admission is free.


Skateland, at 424 W. Main, lets kids be kids and grown-ups be kids once again. Bring your own skates or rent; knee and elbow pads are available. The Brick City Roller Derby team practices here. The public is invited to watch for free.
Call 719-846-8370 for hours. See Skateland's Facebook page for more information.


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