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 -

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.