A proud history of serving our community!

Portrait of Frederick WightThe First National Bank in Trinidad opened its doors on April 16, 1875, a year before Colorado was granted its statehood and the town of Trinidad incorporated. First National began a journey traveling and growing with the nation, the West, and Trinidad through the best and worst of times. Founded by local businessman and community leader, Frederick D. Wight, the bank began on the Santa Fe Trail with pioneers who blazed their way to the untamed West. It has ventured into the 21st century with a spirit not unlike the early pioneers.
First National Bank BuildingThe bank building, constructed in 1892, was designed by the architectural firm, Bulger and Rapp, and soon became a focal point in the downtown business district. It has since become an icon for the institution known today.
Those who have worked at The First National Bank over the years reflect a dedication to service and excellence, which has allowed the bank to be the strong institution needed to serve its community. The current caretakers, as well as those who have gone before them, are really only just passing through. It is the institution they have built, The First National Bank in Trinidad, which endures.
First National continues to strive to be a true “community” bank with excellent customer service as its number one priority. Additionally, they sponsor multiple events throughout the year in support of area schools, needy families, senior citizens, children and veterans.
Along with their hands-on customer service approach, they also offer the latest in banking services and technology. It’s what they like to call ‘High Tech-High Touch’ banking. First National’s commitment to strength and stability is the direct result of conservative values and responsible management. With five “brick and mortar” locations and eight ATM locations in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, they strive to offer convenient service with a friendly smile. The First National Bank in Trinidad is a Member FDIC and equal housing lender.

First National Bank Building