Welcome to Las Animas County

Boasting a population of just over 15,000, Las Animas county is located in the southeastern portion of Colorado. The county takes its name from the Mexican Spanish name of the Purgatoire River, originally called El Río de las Ánimas Perdidas en el Purgatorio, which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory." The county seat is located in Trinidad.

County Announcements

October 7, 2020
We’d love to hear your opinion on the proposed Las Animas County Fairgrounds improvement project. Please complete this survey.
August 25, 2020
Report as of 8/27/20 at 10:55 a.m. Acres: 338 Containment: 10% Date Started: 8/22/2020 Cause/Origin: Lightning/Natural Location: 11 miles SE of Trinidad, CO.  1.5 miles from CO/NM border Incident Commander: Larry Long, DFPC Battalion Chief
June 19, 2020
You can register to vote or make changes to your voter registration at govotecolorado.gov. Las Animas County's General Election will be on November 3, 2020. Sign up to track your mail ballot with Ballottrax at lasanimasvotes.com.