Trinidad & the Highway of Legends

February 6, 2024 thru February 7, 2024

Explore Southern Colorado and the town of Trinidad, just over the New Mexico border. We also drive the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway, with its stunning Spanish Peaks backdrop.


Deluxe Motorcoach


2 days, 1 night

Activity Level 2



1 breakfast



Tour Highlights

  • Trinidad History Museum
  • Baca House and Kitchen Garden
  • Bloom Mansion and Heritage Gardens
  • Highway of Legends Scenic Byway
  • San Isabel National Forest
  • Cucharas Pass
  • Cordova Pass


  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 night’s lodging 
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

Day 1

Join us as we drive north, stopping to enjoy scenic northern New Mexico. A short jaunt across the border takes us to Trinidad, Colorado. Its a quirky town surrounded by glorious mountains, with a past rooted in mining. Visit the Trinidad History Museum. The museum presents the history of the town of Trinidad and the surrounding area in southeastern Colorado. 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. It features several components including the Santa Fe Trail Museum, Baca House and Kitchen Garden, and Bloom Mansion and Heritage Gardens. Take a ride on a trolley around historic Trinidad. The Trinidad Trolley might be the best way to discover Trinidad, Colorado’s colorful sights and sounds during the summer. This free, 45-minute guided tour of town covers the exciting history of the area and points of interest to those who are new to or visiting Trinidad.

Day 2

This morning, we drive back to Albuquerque, and your tour director will show you the wonderful scenery of the southern Colorado and northern New Mexico as we drive the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway The Scenic Highway of Legends starts at the cities of Trinidad, Aguilar, and Walsenburg and circles the Spanish Peaks. The Byway takes visitors through the San Isabel National Forest and crosses the 9,994-foot Cucharas Pass and the 11,248-foot Cordova Pass. A stop for lunch in Taos and then we are on our way back home.

Itinerary subject to change.

Package Pricing

$435 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $100

$525 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $100

Final Payment Due:

December 6, 2023

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

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Booking Policy

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:  December 6, 2023


  • None – through December 6, 2023
  • $250 – December 7, 2023 – January 7, 2024
  • 100% –  after January 7, 2024

Travel Protection starts at $77


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The weather in Southern Colorado is quite cold this time of year with highs averaging in the mid 50's and lows dipping below freezing. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or a winter jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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