With a total area of about 0.2 sq. kms, the town of Branson is a type of statutory town in the County of Las Animas. The location of Branson is about 35 miles east of Trinidad. There are a lot of old picturesque buildings, which are mostly abandoned now. Farming has been abandoned due to the dust bowl and now a major part of the inhabitants of Branson are engaged in ranching. Others are engaged in other types of small businesses.