Family and Pets


Families are very welcome here! And children under age 16 are always admitted for free. OLT preserves a world full of magic and discovery for children of all ages. Those who find clothing uncomfortable and restrictive are free to be themselves, au naturel. Adults here tend to be kind and playful, often regressing to their own childhood as they relax and notice the amazing world around them.

Note: Children must always be attended by their parent or guardian and respectful of other guests and the sensitive spaces we share here.

Naked Cowboy - Family enjoying Soaking Pond - Family playing in the kid's pool - Discovering magic in nature - Doug Bates Kids Science Camp - Robin Rosenberg


Well-behaved pets are invited to accompany their owners to OLT. We love animals and many staff have pets among their own family. However, we strongly urge pet owners to visit first without their pet to recognize how sensitive and alive this space is. Owners are held fully responsible for the behavior of their pets and risk fines and restrictions if left unattended or unleashed. This helps avoid disturbing the peaceful environment with potential aggression, territory, and abandonment issues that are common, especially among dogs.

First-time visitors are discouraged from bringing pets until they've first familiarized themselves with the space and wildlife here. 

We have a limit of two pets per reservation. Please confirm if space is available for your pet when you make a reservation. A per visit fee will be charged for each pet.  If appropriate, you may be asked to leave immediately and may not be allowed to return with your pet. If uncertain, please consider alternative arrangements for your pets.

Rates and Reservations with pet fees

Pet policies, Terms of Admission

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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.