Historic Setting

Visit OLT’s modest museum or stop by Saguache’s Museum, just a 20 minute drive.

OLT’s historic Everson Ranch, is a 150-year old ranch that is currently being renovated within its historical facades to create an educational and living agricultural facility showcasing sustainable agricultural processes.  

In 2004, OLT [[raised donations]] purchased the neighboring 760-acre historic Everson Ranch from developers to protect the open space and agricultural heritage forever.  OLT has since purchased several other parcels to secure the view scape from small scale development and securing it for agriculture.  

School Teacher in the Snow - San Luis Valley Historical Society Orient School Teacher and Friend at Valley View, 1926 - Valley View Engagement, 1927 - Family Tour of the Orient Mine - San Luis Valley Historical Society Family Tour of the Orient Mine - Miner and his Car - San Luis Valley Historical Society Couple of the Orient Mine - San Luis Valley Historical Society Girl Playing Banjo - Girl at the Orient Mine - San Luis Valley Historical Society Girls on Bridge at Orient - Orient Children Dressed as Miners for a Play, 1928 - Orient Children Performing as Hawaiians, 1928 -

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.