Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Covid-19 Guidelines

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Orient Land Trust is planning to reopen the hot springs later this summer. During this time with significant health risks worldwide, we are instituting reasonable steps to prevent the spread of the virus for visitors to the hot springs. Some of the required preventative measures may seem burdensome to some people while others will appreciate the need for some sensible precautions. Here are some of the new guidelines so that you are informed and can prepare for your next visit.

This is a partial list. We are considering other measures and there will be more detail. It is necessary and intimidating to add so many requirements. We will post more signs (unfortunate, I know) for ready reference as there will be much to remember. OLT employees also have new guidelines to adhere to and we are increasing scheduled staff hours for cleaning and disinfecting frequently throughout the day. The workload for staff is much increased even with fewer guests. Frequently maintaining clean surfaces, handrails, bathrooms, and common areas are labor-intensive. Even so, we cannot guarantee that the environment will be risk-free.

Additional COVID-19 Guidelines (updated)

Additional COVID-19 Guidelines


Orient Land Trust is a charitable non-profit. During normal times at normal capacity, we are able to meet our expenses and put aside a little money for infrastructure projects, land conservation projects, and maintain emergency reserves. Operating below normal capacities does not generate enough revenue to meet expenses. We do not want to increase the rates; some of our guests struggle with the current pricing structure. Please consider extra donations if you are able so that we can keep rates reasonable and not tumble into a deep financial hole.

Thank You!

Last modified on Thursday, 30 July 2020 11:39

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.