Historic Ranch


In 2004, with generous donations from its members and other local stakeholders, OLT purchased 760 acres of the 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, a historic and cultural mainstay of the San Luis Valley.

Historic Everson Ranch - Everson Ranch, cattle - John Lorenz Farming Equipment - Everson Ranch, sunlit exposure - Suzanne Ewy Fields of Everson Ranch under the Moon - Bobcat in the Everson Barn, 2011 - Jerry Kaiser Old building at Everson Ranch - Rodger Ewy Looking Out to the Historic Everson Ranch - Loafing Sheds at the Everson Ranch - Moon Grass Sky - Suzanne Ewy Ranch - driveway looking E - Everson Ranch - Teresa Seitz Old Corral at the Everson Ranch - Bill & Elaine Old Farm Equipment at the Everson Ranch - John Lorenz Old Farm Equipment - Everson Ranch House - Suzanne Ewy Fort - Suzanne Ewy Sunlit Feilds at the Everson Ranch in Fall - John Lorenz Fences and Fields - Rodger Ewy A Curious Little Portal - Rodger Ewy Rustic Textures of the Everson Ranch - Rodger Ewy Rustic Textures of the Everson Ranch - Rodger Ewy Old Table at the Everson Ranch -

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.