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Trinidad Lake State Park

Trinidad Lake State Park is a state park 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Trinidad, Colorado, United States. The park protects Trinidad Lake, a dammed reservoir. There are hiking trails, and camping and boating opportunities.[2] The park features historical attractions such as the coal mining ruins at Cokedale. An exposure of the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–Pg boundary) is visible in the southern part of the park.

Trinidad Lake State Park
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A view from the top of the dam.
Map showing the location of Trinidad Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Trinidad Lake State Park
LocationLas Animas County, Colorado, United States
Nearest cityTrinidad, CO
Coordinates37°08′44″N 104°34′13″W / 37.14556°N 104.57028°W / 37.14556; -104.57028Coordinates: 37°08′44″N 104°34′13″W / 37.14556°N 104.57028°W / 37.14556; -104.57028
Area2,860 acres (1,160 ha)
Established1980
Visitors120,903[1] (in 2009-10)
Governing bodyColorado Parks & Wildlife

A portion of the mountain route of the Santa Fe Trail runs through the park.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trinidad Lake Fact Sheet" (PDF). Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Trinidad Lake State Park". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
 
Exposure of the K–T boundary at Trinidad Lake State Park