Santa Fe Trail Days Festival Highlights

Join us for the 25th anniversary of Santa Fe Trail Days Festival in Downtown Trinidad, CO June 11-13, 2010

"Life in the Old West"

Trinidad Colorado was voted America's 3rd Best True Western Town by True West Magazine


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Plan a trip to our Scenic Byway for a living history activity that you're sure to remember. This year stop at our Byway Booth and visit the 40' long, Old West Town set see the reenactors portraying Santa Fe Trail History. A special presentation of the marking of the Santa Fe Trail celbrates our 10 Birthday as one of America's Byways and the 100th year since the Santa Fe Trail was marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Las Animas County Colorado. Reenactments were held every other hour. Festival location was at Cimino Park along the Purtoire River Walk in El Corazon de Trinidad. Visitors enjoyed three days of fun and excitement, experiencing life as the pioneers did in El Corazon De Trinidad National Historic District. Our reenactments were sponsored in part by the Colorado Tourism Office,, America's Byways program, the Trinidad Chamber, and the Best Western. The annual festival is sponsored by the Trinidad/ Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce and held in June each year.


Forty eight splendidly costumed reenactors from Colorado Springs provided cultural entertainment with a gunfights at high noon and entertainment at the top of the hour. A reenactment of The Story of the Marking of the Trail by the Daughters of the American Revolution 100 years ago in Las County Colorado was also presented. Visitors panned for real gold.

Visitors at the Byway booth enjoyed reenactments, a wild west shootout game, birthday balloons, and panned for real gold. The Santa Fe Trail Days Festival accommodates more than 100 vendors with booths from Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and from as far away as Alabama. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information on next years festival, 719-846-9285. Held every year in June every year.


Pony Rides and Petting Zoos



Car & bike show, super slides, carnival games, duck race, river walk tours, living history activities chuck wagons and chili cook offs, to keep you busy for this fun filled three day affair. Every year just gets better!





Koshare Dancers


Continuous music throughout the 3-day festival is provided. The Koshare Indian dancers provide entertainment with ceremonial street dances. A dazzling display of colorful costuming and skill in dancing delight festival goers. The crowd joined in several dances.









Join us next year for the annual Santa Fe Trail Days Festivities to be held in June.

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