Las Animas County - 3 Attractions You Must Visit


About Las Animas County

Las Animas County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county takes its name from the Mexican Spanish name of the Purgatoire River, originally called El Río de las Ánimas Perdidas en el Purgatorio, which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory."

Types of Attractions in Las Animas County

Activities Around

List of Attractions in Las Animas County

Penitente Canyon

Penitente Canyon

Outdoors- Other

Mountain Peaks

Penitente Canyon is a canyon located in Las Animas County, Colorado. The canyon is approximately 10 miles long and 2,000 feet deep. It is home to a variety of plants and animals, as well as a number of prehistoric archaeological sites. The canyon was first inhabited by the Ute Indians, who used it as a hunting ground. In the 1800s, the canyon was settled by Hispanic farmers and ranchers. Today, the canyon is a popular recreation area, with hiking, camping, and rock climbing opportunities.

Trinidad History Museum

Trinidad History Museum

Iconic Buildings


The Trinidad History Museum is a collection of buildings, gardens, and exhibits that make up one full block in Colorado's historic Trinidad area.It features a number of attractions on one block in the historic district of Trinidad. These include historic homes, gardens, and local treasures. The museum includes the Santa Fe Trail in its remit since the trail passes through the southeast corner of Colorado.

Trinidad Lake

Trinidad Lake

Lake/ River/ Ponds

1 Day Treks

Trinidad Lake is a man-made reservoir in Las Animas County, which was created in 1968 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of flood control and recreation. Trinidad Lake State Park is located on the shores of the lake and offers camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking opportunities. It is a popular destination for anglers from all over the state. In addition to fishing, visitors to the lake can enjoy swimming, water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing.

Map of attractions in Las Animas County


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