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The Cities and communities of Las Animas County, Colorado*


El Moro
Model, Monument Park
Segundo, Starkville, Stonewall
Thatcher, Trinchera, Trinidad (county seat), Tyrone
Vigil, Villegreen

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Information & Facts about Las Animas County, Colorado


Las Animas County
200 E. First Street
Trinidad, CO. 81082
Phone: 719-846-2081

Trinidad - Las Animas County Economic Development, Inc.
136 W. Main St
Trinidad, CO 81082
Toll-free: 800-748-1970
Phone: (719) 846-9412
Fax: (719) 846-4550


1990 - 13,765
2000 - 15,207

The population density: 2.8 people per square mile


Las Animas County is only slightly smaller in size than the State of Connecticut.
Interstate 25 crosses the county north and south and US 350 & 160 cross the county east and west.
State Highway 12, the Highway of Legends, a Scenic Byway, makes a beautiful loop through the western part of the county.


Average temperature: 51.7 degrees
January temperature: High: 48 Low:19
July temperature: High 91 Low 58
Days of Sunshine per year: 300+
Average precipitation: 12.3 inches
Average Snowfall: 44 inches

Other Facts & Figures:

Size: 4,749 square miles - the third largest county in the USA and the largest county in Colorado


Las Animas was one of the original counties in Colorado.


Mountain valley bridging mountains and high plains
Trinidad: 6,025 feet above sea level


US GenWeb for Las Animas County, Colorado

The cemeteries of Las Animas County


Carnegie Public Library - Trinidad
202 North Animas
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-6841

Freudenthal Memorial Library
600 Prospect Street
TSJC Campus
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-5593


Trinidad School District #1
215 Maple Street
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Phone: 719-846-3324

Branson Schools
BSO is a home-based public school program designed to offer families an
individualized, technologically innovative alternative to the traditional educational setting.
101 Saddle Rock Drive
P.O. Box 128
Branson, CO 81027
Phone: (719) 946-5531
Toll Free: (888) 863-7850
Fax: (719) 946-5619

Hoehne R3 School District
19851 C.R. 75.1
Trinidad CO, 81082
P.O. Box 91
Hoehne Co, 81046
Phone: (719)-846-4457
Fax: (719)-846-4450

Las Animas County RE-1
1021 2nd Street
Las Animas, Colorado 81054

Trinidad State Junior College
600 Prospect Street
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Toll-free: 1-800 621 TSJC (8752)


Southern Colorado Economic Development

Organizations & Groups:

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave
Trinidad, CO 81082
Toll-free: 866-480-4750
Phone: (719) 846-9285
Fax: (719) 846-3545

Trinidad-Las Animas County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (719) 846-8234

Attractions & Other Information:

Scenic Highway of Legends

This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route.

Las Animas County Fairgrounds
Phone: 719-845-2749 or 719-859-3160
The LAC Fairgrounds are located just west of I-25 at exit #15 and has facilities to host almost any event; rodeo, circus, carnival, family reunions, organizational meetings, graduation parties, weddings, etc.

Colorado Welcome Center at Trinidad
309 Nevada Ave
Trinidad CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9512

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