Here is some useful information for planning your relocation to Southern Colorado.
Trinidad enjoys 4 gentle seasons The town is situated on the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Southern Colorado. Being on the eastern slope at an altitude of 6,025′ above sea level it has a semi-arid climate with over 300 days of Sunshine per year. Precipitation averages 14 inches of rainfall and less than 100 inches of snowfall per year.
Summers are warm and dry with daytime temperatures in the 80 to 90 degree range, with scattered late summer afternoon thunderstorms. Because of the diverse topography, weather and temperatures can vary throughout the region, with mountain properties usually cooler. Severe cold in the winter is usually rare, and short lived, and often balmy days make one think spring has settled into the middle of winter.
Local Government Contacts
City of Trinidad
Below are some important numbers for the City of Trinidad. Please also see their web page for more information.
Trinidad Building Inspector (719) 846-9843
City Planner’s Office (719) 846-9843
City Clerk (719) 846-9843
Trinidad Landfill (719) 846-2538
Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
1-866-480-4750 or locally 719-846-9285
Las Animas County
Building Department – Information on permits, and requirements
200 East First Street Rm. 104 719-846-4486
(Permit fees are based on the cost and size of the building to be constructed. Property owner must have a septic permit, building plans and cost estimates prior to purchasing a building permit for construction of a residence).
Las Animas County Clerk and Recorders Office: 719-846-3315
Walsenburg/ Huerfano County
Walsenburg City Government – City Hall
525 South Albert Avenue, Walsenburg, CO 81089 (719) 738-1048
Huerfano County Courthouse
401 Main Street Suite 201
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2045 (719) 738-2370