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Trinidad was the last stop for the westbound Santa Fe before heading up over Raton Pass.  On this visit, I visited the Santa Fe Trail Museum with its Baca House and Bloom Museum and the A. R. Mitchell Museum, as well as searching out some Fred Harvey sites.

The Baca House is a two-story adobe that was owned by a prominent Santa Fe Trail trader--Felipe Baca.

The Bloom Mansion is an 1882 Victorian owned by a merchant, banker, and cattle baron.

Surrounding the homes, the museum cultivates an historic garden with some gorgeous amaranth.

Fred Harvey in Trinidad:

First National Bank
Carnegie Library


I camped in nearby Trinidad Lake State Park.