Visitor Guidelines and Map

Upon arriving, each visitor is charged with the responsibility to help preserve the unique nature of this space and our shared experience together. Our guidelines are detailed below and help clarify where and why each is important. Our full, formal policies can be found here. Overall, guests simply need to keep three concepts in mind:

Responsibility

...for yourself, your children, others in your group, and your pets.

Respect

...the environment, facilities, staff, others, their privacy, and the simple peace and quiet.

Recognition

...of what you can learn about yourself, how we work together to protect this special place, and the world we live in.

  • At Your Own Risk

    At Your Own Risk

  • Clothing Optional

    Clothing Optional

  • Don't Shoot Strangers

    Don't Shoot Strangers

  • Gate Closed 10pm

    Gate Closed 10pm

  • Honor Diversity

    Honor Diversity

  • Kids with Parents

    Kids with Parents

  • Learn and Share

    Learn and Share

  • Manage Pets

    Manage Pets

  • No Glass or Ceramic

    No Glass or Ceramic

  • No Overt Sexuality

    No Overt Sexuality

  • No Smoking / No Fires

    No Smoking / No Fires

  • Peace and Quiet

    Peace and Quiet

  • Play Nice

    Play Nice

  • Respect Wildlife

    Respect Wildlife

  • Tread Gently

    Tread Gently

  • At Your Own Risk

    At Your Own Risk

  • Clothing Optional

    Clothing Optional

  • Don't Shoot Strangers

    Don't Shoot Strangers

  • Gate Closed 10pm

    Gate Closed 10pm

  • Honor Diversity

    Honor Diversity

  • Kids with Parents

    Kids with Parents

  • Learn and Share

    Learn and Share

  • Manage Pets

    Manage Pets

  • No Glass or Ceramic

    No Glass or Ceramic

  • No Overt Sexuality

    No Overt Sexuality

  • No Smoking / No Fires

    No Smoking / No Fires

  • Peace and Quiet

    Peace and Quiet

  • Play Nice

    Play Nice

  • Respect Wildlife

    Respect Wildlife

  • Tread Gently

    Tread Gently

At Your Own Risk

At Your Own Risk

No lifeguard on duty. Natural wilderness area. 8,700' elevation. Beware loose rocks and slippery surfaces. Emergency call stations at Sauna and Welcome Center.

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Clothing Optional

Clothing Optional

We invite healthy, family-friendly naturism throughout the entire property and open space.
Eco-friendly sun protection available. *

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Don't Shoot Strangers

Don't Shoot Strangers

For everyone's comfort, cap and pack any camera device
away around others. Focus on landscape, wildlife, consenting friends and family only.

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Gate Closed 10pm

Gate Closed 10pm

Lodging ready by 4pm. All accomodations and camping to be vacated by 12 noon. May still soak but be off-site before 10pm on departure date

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Honor Diversity

Honor Diversity

Help others feel welcome and comfortable. Respect differences. Discover commonality. Share space, find balance, and let others steer conversations

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Kids with Parents

Kids with Parents

Safety and behavior of children is the sole responsibility of their parent or legal guardian. Never leave others to watch them. Infant's must use swim diapers, available. *

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Learn and Share

Learn and Share

Take time to notice your surroundings, yourself, and those around you. Share stories and inspiration. Always listen... especially when sharing.

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Manage Pets

Manage Pets

Pets must be quiet, peaceful, always attended, picked up after, and leashed well away from ponds. Barking, aggression, or damage cannot be tolerated.

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No Glass or Ceramic

No Glass or Ceramic

Don't bring glass near water, hiking trails, or our bare feet. Shattered pieces are hard to recover and very dangerous. Metal bottles available.

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No Overt Sexuality

No Overt Sexuality

No private pools or sauna. Consensual adults must get a room or keep it in tents. All areas are to be kept kid-friendly, clean, and inviting at all hours.

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No Smoking / No Fires

No Smoking / No Fires

Current restrictions posted in bathrooms. Share fresh, inviting air. Smoke inside vehicles only. Respect the high fire danger and remote location.

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Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet

Silence phones, radios, and motors. Moderate alcohol, voices, music, and blinding lights. Quiet hours: 10pm (11pm on weekends) until 8am.

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Play Nice

Play Nice

Children of all ages discover, play, learn, and grow up here. As you do, be kind and mindful of others near and far and the experience you leave them with.

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Respect Wildlife

Respect Wildlife

Keep food inside cars or cabins. Bears and other wild animals are drawn by scent endangering us and them. Although generally harmless, avoid contact.

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Tread Gently

Tread Gently

Carefully avoid disturbing flagged areas, edges of ponds, water flow, historic sites, trees, and wildlife. Pack in / pack out food, trash, and 'noodles'.

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Visitor Guidelines and Map

Planning Your Visit

  • A Government Issued Photo ID is required to admit anyone age 18 or older.
  • As a naturist open space, the entire property is clothing-optional and always family-friendly.
  • Isolated Location: There are no nearby gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery or general stores. (map)
  • Flashlights: there is little or no artificial light
  • Towel: Our selection of loaner towels is quite limited.
  • Family style restrooms are separate from accommodations. Only the Sunset Lodge contains a half bath.
  • Wilderness: many of our ponds are scattered along short but rugged trails
  • Children 18 and under arriving without their parents require a signed note giving permission for their guardian to bring them to OLT.
  • Medication / Allergies: Inhalers.
  • Eco-friendly sunscreen, lotions, and oils (always rinse off to protect our threatened species downstream). 
  • Altitude: At 8,600 to 9,000 feet, guests from afar may need time to adjust to the elevation.
  • Lodging: Bedding is provided for all private rooms and cabins. Guests staying in the Oak Dorm Bunks should bring their own bedding or sleeping bag.
  • Cell Phones and Internet: Cell phones and free wifi may only be used near the Welcome Center. Cellular service is limited (AT&T, some T-Mobile, some Verizon). 
  • Smoking and Fire Restrictions: Fire danger is often extremely high. Campfires are rarely permitted although grills are available for cooking. Smoking is only permitted in the Smoke Shelter or within vehicles.
  • Seasons and Weather: Colorado weather can change dramatically. Check forecasts and come prepared for rain, wind, and snow.
  • Closed each December 1st through the 28th.

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.