If you are planning at weekend trip to Trinidad Colorado, the first thing you would want to do is to get your reservations made at one of the many bread and breakfast Trinidad co has, as weekends are usually filled with tourists. Picking the right accommodation for you and your family should not be tough as there are many hotels in the area.
You can kick-start your weekend trip with a quick round of golf at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course. The 9-hole golf course has been rated as one of the Top 10 Hidden Gems in the Country by Avid Golfer as it offers some stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. If you are not into golf, you can drive from your accommodations in Trinidad Colorado to spend a lazy day at the Purgatoire River. A lovely river walk and trout fishing activities should keep you busy for the morning.
After lunch at one of the many restaurants in the city, you can drive down to the site of the Ludlow Massacre located 12 miles northwest of Trinidad. This place was the scene of a skirmish between striking coal miners and Colorado National Guard, which had left 20 people dead. The town has been restored by the United Mine Workers of America and has storyboards and photos of that vicious skirmish. A miner’s tent camp can also be found in the town.
After visiting the town, you can drive back to Trinidad for dinner followed by a walk through the quaint, brick lined streets of the old city looking at the large collection of Victorian houses. You can also visit the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre and enjoy a late evening of professional theatre before returning to your lodging in Trinidad co for the night.
Have an early start to Day 2 with a visit to the Colorado Welcome Center and enjoy some free coffee and Wi-Fi. After coffee, visit the Trinidad History Museum, which comprises of the Baca House, Santa Fe Trail Museum and the Bloom Mansion. You can also visit the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, where you can find collections of Western and Spanish colonial folk art.
In the afternoon, take a road trip along the Highway of Legends that offers some spectacular view of the mountains. The highway passes through the San Isabel National Forest, which consists of six wilderness areas along with three classic Colorado towns – Cuchara, Walsenburg and Lathrop State Park. These towns have antique shops, gift shops, mining museum, art galleries, B&B’s and the Francisco Fort Museum, to keep you busy. After a day filled with activity and sightseeing, you can return to your Trinidad co hotels for your much needed rest.