Thursday, April 4th, 2013


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  • 23 November 2022

    Closed in December

    Valley View Hot Springs will be closed December 1, 2022 through December 28, 2022. We will re-open December 29, 2022. This is an annual closure, which allows us to do some maintenance that would be difficult to do while we are open. It i ...
  • 04 November 2022


    Valley View welcomes guests with dogs under the following conditions: Dogs are not allowed in the pools or waterways. Dogs must be kept on a leash that is attached to a person or tied up in such a way that there is no int ...
  • 04 November 2022

    Beautiful Words of Appreciation

    There comes a time in our lives when we need a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, when we just set aside a brief moment in our busy, chaotic lives to take a breath to refresh ourselves, we are simply inhaling the same set of assumptions ...
  • 18 August 2022

    Bear Country

    Valley View Hot Springs has been visited by a bear. This year there has been quite a bit of bear activity along the Sangre de Cristo range. Shortages of the wild food supply for bears has made it hard for them to find enough food to pac ...
  • 18 August 2022

    Pools and Toys

    It is a testament to just how relaxed one gets here at Valley View that we regularly gather discarded or forgotten garments, possessions and (especially) Pool Toys. We are asking that, if you bring these things here, you also tak ...
  • 18 August 2022

    Two Weeks with the Chickens

    According to our 2021 summer Everson Ranch volunteer, Miriam, "I went a little OCD on the chickens..."  I thought that a two-week stint volunteering at the Everson Ranch would be a bucolic holiday filled with, yes, lots of great ...
  • 18 August 2022

    What has been happening at the Everson Ranch lately?

    In May a group of volunteers celebrated the international World Naked Gardening Day at the Everson Ranch. Finding the information through the OLT newsletter, volunteers that had joined the event before, had never been to ...
  • 06 June 2022

    Accepting Applications for New Deputy Director Position Final Round


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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.