Valley View Hot Springs is operated by the Orient Land Trust, an organization dedicated to natural resource preservation. This mountainside paradise is the most natural of the hot springs, with river rock creating pools of hot water right in the river itself. Walk along the wilderness trails, and take a break to soak in the body-temperature soaking ponds along the way. There is also a chlorine-free, spring-fed swimming pool and geothermally and hydroelectrically-heated hot tub and sauna. It is a unique place be completely immersed in nature, as the entire grounds are clothing optional. Valley View offers all-season camping and rustic accommodations, and is located in an area with a diverse ecosystem rich in wildlife, birds and plant life. 250,000 Brazilian Free-Tail Bats call the Orient Mine home every summer, in addition to many other species of bats that live in the San Luis Valley year-round. Their outflight can be viewed by taking a short hike up to the mine, and bat hike tours are offered.