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Old 07-01-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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I am going to go visit Trinidad in the fall. All this talk of marijuana and stuff, I would feel better (snicker) if I got some first hand experience. I will rely on my bloodhound instinct to find the marijuana in town. Can anyone suggest a nice cabin to rent for a few days? I just need somewhere nice to settle down for a few days waking and baking while looking at some mountains from the porch. A little fishing would be cool also.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Trinidad is not a mountain town, fyi.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:58 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I would say it is. Or so close. I visit there twice a year. Wanting peace and quiet but plenty of hiking, check out Stonewall on highway 12. There are cabins right next to the Wall. YOU will love it
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: So Florida
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Doesn't the State have a prison there? Hmm Dog Park? Now that's for me other than the wide open areas West I presume? Peace
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Had a few Trinidad area questions to try:


Has anyone spent time in Comanche Grassland? Any pictures?


Climate data suggests decent summer rainfall amounts. If that so? How is the soil for gardening?


The big- make that gigantic- private landowner or owners in the mountains directly west... is there any sort of permit system for hiking access?


Are there natural stands of Aspens in hills west and south of town? Much deciduous trees in the valleys? What is most common?


Any estimate of how summer tourists stop in town on a typical weekend?


Favorite city park?


Best campground or dispersed camping area with about 30 minutes of town?


Has there been much travel restriction in the nearby national forest and BLM lands due to fire threat? Any recent big blazes nearby?

Any attendees / recent graduates of the junior college have any brief summary impressions of the college and / or the town?


Would it be correct to assume the mountain biking options are plentiful? How developed?


Best connected / most effective political or business leader?


Anything new happening at Cuchara?


fwiw I read that the marijuana tax collections have exceeded expectations and some of the money was used to a trolkey and fund other economic development projects.


I wasn't aware that Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops there.

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Old 02-13-2018, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I wasn't aware that Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops there.
It stops in Raton as well. One can bus out of either one (IIRC) and get to Denver.

Don't know if you've seen these, but I went there in 2014 (and haven't been back since ).
http://www.city-data.com/forum/36567956-post57.html
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I seem to recall hearing that the three CO counties that lead the state in marijuana sales are all along the new Mexico border.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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I didn't read the article

Recreational marijuana sales highest per capita in Colorado's rural ...

https://www.denverpost.com/.../per-c...ural-colorado/

4 days ago - For Trinidad, which is home to Las Animas' two-dozen recreational marijuana shops, the industry has been an absolute boon, said Greg Sund, city manager. The interstate traffic, notably visitors from New Mexico and Texas, is what drives sales to the city's marijuana industry, he said. Hotel and motel ...
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/...-border/98669/

"While the bulk of Colorado’s $1.09 billion in 2017 recreational marijuana sales occurred in the state’s population hubs of Denver and Arapahoe counties, rural Las Animas County, population 14,083, led the state with more than $3,100 of recreational cannabis sold for every adult and child."

"Trinidad collected $2.9 million in marijuana tax revenue in 2017, Sund said. The city initially budgeted a tax boost south of the $1.4 million collected in 2016."
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Had a few Trinidad area questions to try:


Has anyone spent time in Comanche Grassland? Any pictures?


Climate data suggests decent summer rainfall amounts. If that so? How is the soil for gardening?


The big- make that gigantic- private landowner or owners in the mountains directly west... is there any sort of permit system for hiking access?


Are there natural stands of Aspens in hills west and south of town? Much deciduous trees in the valleys? What is most common?


Any estimate of how summer tourists stop in town on a typical weekend?


Favorite city park?


Best campground or dispersed camping area with about 30 minutes of town?


Has there been much travel restriction in the nearby national forest and BLM lands due to fire threat? Any recent big blazes nearby?

Any attendees / recent graduates of the junior college have any brief summary impressions of the college and / or the town?


Would it be correct to assume the mountain biking options are plentiful? How developed?


Best connected / most effective political or business leader?


Anything new happening at Cuchara?


fwiw I read that the marijuana tax collections have exceeded expectations and some of the money was used to a trolkey and fund other economic development projects.


I wasn't aware that Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops there.
We almost bought a place in Cuchara, but it fell through. During the process I did quite a bit of research on the area. Seems there isn't a whole lot going on, but the county did recently purchase the old ski resort and they are turning it into a park: http://cucharavillage.com/parkbrochure.pdf
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