Visitor Guidelines

OLT welcomes visitors to see the livestock, fish, birds, historic farm equipment, fields, and reservoir at the Everson Ranch. Always check-in at the OLT Welcome Center before touring the Ranch unattended. Visitors may be invited to help water the new trees around the reservoir or even feed the animals.

Be especially careful to re-close all cattle gates behind you.

Do not enter any structures without a host with you. 

No driving past the farm house toward the reservoir requires a high-clearance vehicle. We recommend the leisurely walk instead.

As always, leave no trace.

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.