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guidelines

Visitor Guidelines and Map

Upon arriving, each visitor is charged with the responsibility to help preserve the unique nature of this space and our shared experience together. Our guidelines are detailed below and help clarify where and why each is important. Our full, formal policies can be found online including OLT’s Terms of AdmissionPrivacy Policy, and Registration Form.

Three simple concepts

Respect

…the environment, facilities, staff, others, their privacy, and the simple peace and quiet.

Responsibility

…for yourself, your children, your group, and your pets.

Recognition

…of what you can learn about yourself, how we work together to protect this special place, and the world we live in.

Planning Your Visit

  • A Day Pass admission is from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Please check-in before 6:00 PM. Overnight guests may arrive to enjoy the hot springs as early as 11:00 AM, knowing that accommodations may not be available until 4:00 PM. On the day of departure, vacate accommodations and campsites by 12:00 noon, departing OLT property by 4:00 PM
  • The Office (phones included) is staffed from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • The emergency phone, for on-site guests is monitored 24/7.
  • A Government Issued Photo ID is required to admit anyone age 18 or older.
  • As a naturist open space, the entire property is clothing-optional and always family-friendly.
  • Isolated Location: There are no nearby gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery or general stores. (map)
  • Flashlights: there is little or no artificial light
  • Towel: Bring your own towel. We do not have loaner towels and only a limited number of towels to purchase.
  • Family style restrooms are separate from accommodations. Only the Sunset Lodge contains a half bath.
  • Wilderness: many of our ponds are scattered along short but rugged trails
  • Children 18 and under arriving without their parents require a signed note giving permission for their guardian to bring them to OLT.
  • Medication / Allergies: Inhalers.
  • Eco-friendly sunscreen, lotions, and oils (always rinse off to protect our threatened species downstream).
  • Altitude: At 8,600 to 9,000 feet, guests from afar may need time to adjust to the elevation.
  • Lodging: Bedding is not provided. Guests should bring their own bedding or sleeping bag.
  • Cell Phones and Internet: Cell phones and free wifi may only be used near the Welcome Center. Cellular service is limited (AT&T, some T-Mobile, some Verizon).
  • Smoking and Fire Restrictions: Fire danger is often extremely high. Campfires are not permitted although grills are available for cooking. Smoking is only permitted in the Smoke Shelter or within vehicles.
  • Seasons and Weather: Colorado weather can change dramatically. Check forecasts and come prepared for rain, wind, and snow.
  • Closed each December 1st through the 28th.