I grew up in Texas and we would go backpacking every year in the Sangre de Cristos.I have found memories of going to Trinidad to get a burger or get a motel for a hot shower.I aways liked the size of Trinidad and I liked it's downtown.Not many towns that size have nice city centers.
I'm now in my mid-forties and would like to relocate in about ten years.By then my kids will be out of school and I can cut back on my practice.I live in a nice mid-size city,but it is getting too big.
we went to Ouray this year and drove through Montrose,another 10,000 pop. size city.It does'nt have as much charm as Trinidad.Raton NM is in the same size range how do Raton and Trinidad compare? Taxes,housing,friendliness,looks?