If you haven’t visited one of our incredible hot springs you are surely missing out. There are many locations scattered across the state with ten of those within a four hour drive from us here in Harden. If you don’t want to make a day trip to see them you will probably pass at least one as you come our way or are leaving. We’ll list some of the closest hot springs and a link to learn about others across Montana.
Chico Hot Springs
Just two hours west of us is this small restaurant and lodge. They have a partially enclosed soaking pool that connects to an open air swimming pool with inside temps of 104 degrees inside to 96 degrees outside.
Gigantic Warm Springs
Three hours northwest, in Lewistown, you will find this huge natural warm spring at almost 100 yards in diameter. It’s a warm spring, not a hot spring but that makes it popular in the heat of the summer and it is a favorite place for families to visit.
Three hours to the southwest of us is this Yellowstone National Park’s “most popular soaking area”. 140 degree water dumps into an icy cold river which can provide you with the unique experience of feeling hot water on your back and cold water on your feet. It takes a little shifting but you’ll find just the right spot in this interesting hot spring.
Renova Hot Springs
Three hours to the west you will find small, rock lined pools. They combine cool river water with thermal water so the temperature can vary. It is a primitive area and can sometimes be flooded due to river levels. They also will hold just one to four soakers.
If you love hot springs you will find plenty of new ones to explore in Montana. If you are new to them you really should give them a try. It’s quite and experience and one you will remember fondly for years to come.
For the full list of recommended hot springs in Montana, see Best Hot Springs in Montana