Data Center

We want to attract, former residents, and a new generation of Coloradans, to Trinidad-Las Animas County and promote the southeastern region of the state as a great place to live, work, and play.

This website is ready to help you start, expand, or relocate your business to Trinidad-Las Animas County. Our region is an area of opportunity, which is reflected by the positive and growing support with the State and local governments. We all want to improve the quality of life of existing residents, while also giving new residents and businesses the knowledge and inspiration to invest in the future.

Here is what you will find in this section:

  • State of Colorado data and research
  • Industry specific trends and information
  • Permitting and process for expanding or relocating anywhere in Las Animas County.

This is section is designed to help you to make informed decisions about whether Trinidad-Las Animas County is a good fit for you and, or, your business using demographic information, reports, and research.


Map Center 


Our wide open spaces and low population density in southern Colorado, it’s easy to see why the area makes for a great place live, work, and play in the 21st century. Businesses located here have access to great weather and quality of life that can attract and retain employee talent. With specific strengths in agriculture, creative industries, energy and natural resources, outdoor recreation, and tourism, Trinidad-Las Animas County is an appealing place for companies looking to grow and expand their businesses, while attracting a strong workforce.


Colorado Trail System


The Colorado Trail System (CTS) endeavors to map every trail in the state of Colorado. CTS intends to serve as the connection between people, trails, and technology by coordinating the efforts of federal, state, county, and local agencies to create a comprehensive and authoritative repository of recreational trails for public use.

Mapping Colorado's Trails

The Colorado the Beautiful vision is to ensure that within a generation, every Coloradan will live within 10 minutes of a park, trail, or vibrant green space. The Colorado Trail System (CTS) promotes and enhances the Colorado the Beautiful mission by serving as the connection between people, trails, and technology by incorporating every mile of trail into a single map.

COTREX is a online application connecting Coloradans and visitors to rewarding trail experiences by enabling anyone with a browser to explore over 39,000 miles of recreational trails.


The Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) is powered by the Colorado Trail System (CTS) mapping project.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is leading the CTS effort which aims to map every trail in the state as part of its mission to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.

Both the CTS data and COTREX online apps represent the first iteration CPW is sharing publicly. It is envisioned that CPW will continue to incrementally improve on these 1.0 versions as resources permit.