Now part of a large ranch, this resort retains antique one-story octagonal cottages, both hewn log and clapboard, and a large concrete hot springs pool. Since the 1960s, it has been a popular if offbeat spa where bathing suits are optional. The elevated site, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, offers a spectacular view of the San Luis Valley. A dirt road leads 2 miles north to the ghost town of Orient, once a major iron ore mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
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Valley View Hot Springs
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