This tiny unincorporated community sits twenty minutes west of Trinidad on highway CO-12. In 2010 Valdez had a population of 47 and is served by Trinidad’s post office.
Valdez sits at 6,503 feet of elevation in Las Animas County. There’s not much too it and it’s passed by quickly on the Highway of Legends heading from Trinidad to La Veta. The little town of Segundo borders Valdez to the west in the Purgatoire River Valley.
The census-designated place (CDP) of Valdez is a former company town for Colorado Fuel & Iron from 1907 to 1960. Its time as a company town operated the Frederick coal mine.
Activities near Valdez
- Trinidad Lake (16mi)
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