Valley View Hot Springs has Limited Capacity and COVID Restrictions

Reservations are required. Limited capacity. Reservations, for day use and overnight admissions, require payment in advance.

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Orient Land Trust is a non-profit land trust created around Valley View Hot Springs, its unique culture and environment.

With the Orient Mine and Everson Ranch, we now protect 2,200 acres, its wildlife corridor, pristine spring waters, hiking trails, rustic cabins, and camping. Visitors of all ages and walks of life enjoy free educational programs, clothing-optional naturist open space, geothermal warmth, hydroelectric energy, and Colorado's largest bat colony.  Read more...

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Upcoming Summer Events!

July 21: Annual Board Meeting and BBQ at the Pavilion! Join us for our annual meeting, meet the board directors, share comments and suggestions and have lunch on us! We will be providing a BBQ lunch for all who attend. July 25: Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be here doing research on our bat colony. July 23 - 27: CCW Adventure Program, Science Camp at the Everson Ranch (special program)…
OLT is thrilled to have this wonderful event returning to the Everson Ranch. To learn more about it contact Rustic Roots directly. Rustic Roots campfire jamming camp announces its 8th year and 2nd year at Orient Land Trust in the San Luis Valley - August 6-12, 2018. Join Teaching Artists and Camp Hosts Joy Adams & Andy Reiner (Half Pelican) as well as Hazel Ketchum & John Holenko (The Hungry…
Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Member’s Appreciation Weekend

Members Only! June 22, 23 is Member Appreciation Weekend. The celebration is coming up soon. No members will be turned away but non-members will not be admitted. Don't bring a guest unless they are a member. The Friday night band is The Groove Farmers from Salida, Colorado. The Saturday night band is Reviva from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Remember to bring a delicious contribution to the Saturday afternoon potluck. Breakfast Sunday…
Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Call Ahead

Yep. Here we are in the good ol' summertime. Valley View is a refreshing spot. We will reach capacity every day through September so, call ahead!
Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Granting Wishes

What do you love about Valley View? Thank you Artful Dancer for this beautiful poem which describes how so many of us feel and to Scott Rappold who captures the light, energy and colors in his beautiful photographs. Granting Wishes The way the mist rises over the pools in the early morning. The serenity. The way burdens fall off there. The grace of the oaks. The view of course. The…
Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Ranching in the San Luis Valley

The problem with holistic management is it's so profoundly simple, but it's not easy. And it's profoundly simple. You're almost insulting people's intelligence to explain it twice, just about making better decisions of where you want to go in your life, bringing in environmental, social, economic issues simultaneously.- Allan Savory There's no denying the negative impacts our current agricultural systems are creating on our environment. Land degradation, loss of natural…
Member Appreciation Weekend is June 22 and June 23. This is earlier than the past couple of years. It will come up quickly so make your plans now. This weekend is for members only, no non-member guests will be admitted. We will waive the capacity limits for this weekend so all members are welcome. For those of you who haven't attended a member appreciation weekend, be aware that there will…

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Sat 10/15/22 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jan
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Sat 1/28/23 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Naturism by Neil & Terry Seitz, FoundersHistory of Naturism at OLT
  • Words of Wisdom by Neil & Terry Seitz, FoundersSharing experience and wisdom that helped sustain this special place through the decades.

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.

Values

  • Dedication to inclusiveness and the public good
  • Accountability to a diverse public community and maintaining their trust
  • Social and environmental justice beyond mandates
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals and nature
  • Embracing naturism through practice and education
  • Modeling collaborative pluralism, transparency, integrity and honesty
  • Pledging excellence and responsibility in stewarding resources
  • Encouraging lifelong learning

Goals

  • Visitor Space Protection and Management: Maintain and protect Valley View Hot Springs as an affordable, peaceful and family-friendly clothing-optional recreational facility that enhances the visitor experience year round.
  • Conservation and Preservation: Follow the highest possible standards for land preservation, agricultural practices, and energy and water conservation.
  • Research and Education: Facilitate scientific research around OLT resources, and promote educational programs and activities suitable for adults and children.
  • Staff Development and Community Relations: Maintain OLT as a responsible citizen of the San Luis Valley.