Top things to do in Trinidad

Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Trinidad History Museum

This is a lot of museum, a full city block in fact, set smack dab on Main St. There are three sights here: the adobe Baca House (1870), the French-style Bloom Mansion (1882) and the Santa Fe Trail museum.
Top Choice Cafe in Trinidad

The Cafe

This cafe, set in the Danielson Dry Goods building, is a terrific find. In the morning it does gourmet egg wraps, such as the Santa Fe (eggs, bacon, spicy corn salsa, Anaheim chili, cheese and crème fraîche) or the …
Museum in Trinidad

Arthur Roy Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

Also known as the 'Mitch,’ this pleasant gallery was built in honor of local cowboy artist, and the original, if unofficial, town historian, AR Mitchell. Set in an old, late 19th-century department store (those tile…
Monument in Trinidad

Ludlow Massacre Memorial

In 1914 striking migrant workers were living in a large tent city in Ludlow. After a series of conflicts, the Colorado National Guard were called in. An ensuing clash saw the tent city razed, resulting in the deaths…
Historic Site in Trinidad

Comanche National Grassland

Heading west from La Junta toward Trinidad, you'll find this unforgiving wilderness of hip-high grasses and wild grains, rising into small hills and diving into shallow canyons. This was prime buffalo-hunting ground…
Italian in Trinidad

Nana & Nano’s

Given the historical connection of Italian miners to the area, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are several Italian restaurants in town. This deli is a Trinidad institution, with fine meats, specialty cheeses a…
Museum in Trinidad

Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum

This small museum is located on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College, north of I-25. It's only one room and the exhibits could do with some more context, but it's nonetheless a quick intro to the area's geolo…
Italian in Trinidad


Situated in an antiquated stone church, Rino's is where Las Vegas meets Little Italy, and your chicken parmigiana is served by a singing waiter. No joke. Hey Frankie, keep the wine coming.
Pizza in Trinidad

Bella Luna

Wood-fired pizza in an antiquated dark-wood Main St dining room with exposed brick walls, high ceilings and good beer on tap. Locals rave.