The distinctive southeastern community of Trinidad– and the county seat of Las Animas County, is rich in western-frontier history, showcased evidence of ancient geologic history, expansive mountain vistas, and abundant tourism attractions.

Situated alongside the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains and the Purgatoire River, Trinidad’s origins date back to its early days as a trading post on the historic Santa Fe Trail.

The arrival of the railroad and formal municipal incorporation in 1876 lead to an economic boom and a flourish of commercial and residential building featuring classic red brick, Victorian style architecture.

Trinidad celebrates its rich history, while it strategically plans for a prosperous future. It is a community in transition looking for a leader who can facilitate this revitalization, champion the effort to diversity the economy and develop and promote Trinidad as a destination city for tourism. Projects already underway include the State Park at Fisher’s Peak, the Space to Create and restoration of historic buildings Main Street and Commercial Street. Through these projects, Trinidad is reestablishing its identity as a beautiful community with an abundance of opportunities.  The region is home to some of the State’s best gravel grinding courses and family fun at Trinidad State Lake including boating, jet skiing, and fishing. Other activities in the area include golfing, bowling, hiking, shopping, biking, camping and a community center swimming pool. Trinidad also boasts a beautiful 9-hole golf course as well as a 9 hole disc course, both of which have a great reputation.

Prospective candidates will find that this town of nearly 9,000 people combines the best features of: a low-cost family-friendly way of life, a destination for outdoor pursuits, an economic growth opportunity afforded by an interstate highway, and a renewed spirit of civic optimism