Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs Guide Book

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)
Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs  by Jeff Birkby

244pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 156044679X

The most comprehensive guide to the hot springs of the northern Rockies, This guide covers 55 of the region's best thermal soaking spots. Take a tour of the rustic resorts and undeveloped soaking pools in northwest Montana or the isolated hot water wells on the prairies of eastern Montana. Discover the high-mountain hot springs of western Wyoming and historic warm springs along the Oregon Trail. It also provides the latest information on exploring hot springs in Yellowstone National Park. Author Jeff Birkby includes detailed information for each spring, including directions, easy-to-read maps, and fascinating histories. Both primitive and commercial hot springs are covered, providing something for everyone.

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Trails from the "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs" Guide Book
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... Preview: One of the hottest and most isolated geothermal resources in Montana. The spectacular white terraces around this hot water well look like a miniature version of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. Mon ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Miles City, MT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: NOTE: THIS HOT SPRINGS IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. A scenic, family-oriented RV and tent campground with two hot springs pools, located on the banks of the Snake River near Jackson Hole. Located at 6 ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Hoback Junction, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: Yellowstone National Park’s most popular soaking area. A 6-foot-wide stream of hot water plunges over travertine rocks into a 50-yard-long band of thermal soaking pools along the Gardner River. The la ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Gardiner, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: One of the last remaining grand hotels from the golden age of Montana’s hot springs resorts. The thermal waters on the hillside behind the hotel feed indoor men’s and women’s plunges, as well as an ou ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Boulder, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A comfortable older resort offering a variety of soaking opportunities in seven separate pools. Bozeman Hot Springs offers a smorgasbord of soaking opportunities. The main building houses six differen ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Bozeman, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A full-service athletic club with two warm water pools and both co-ed and single-sex Jacuzzis. In the 1890s, the thermal springs supplied Montana’s largest and most elegant hot springs resort. The two ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Helena, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: Two hot outdoor soaking pools in the shadow of an abandoned bathhouse in the sleepy town of Hot Springs. The two cement pools make for marvelous soaks that draw an eclectic mix of long-time reside ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Hot Springs, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A romantic turn-of-the-century resort that combines Victorian refinement with easy-going Western hospitality. The hot springs feed a large sheltered soaking pool and an adjacent outdoor swimming pool. ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Livingston, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A warm outdoor pool with hotter indoor private baths, located on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Chief Washakie Plunge is located on the Shoshone and Arapaho Recreation Complex. The plunge features ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Ethete, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: Scalding hot springs that flow down a steep bank into the Yellowstone River. A bathhouse was built near the springs in the 1900s. In early times the water was piped 2 miles down the river to the elega ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Gardiner, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A rustic mountain resort and hot springs located in the heart of the Pioneer Mountains. The two outdoor pools at Elkhorn are just right for a soak after a day of skiing in the nearby Pioneer Mountains ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Dillon, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: Wyoming’s most famous thermal spring in the mid-nineteenth century, located on the Oregon Trail, a day’s wagon journey from Fort Laramie. The warm water pool and nearby gurgling springs are of mainly ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Guernsey, WY - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A popular destination resort located between Anaconda and Butte, featuring two large recreational pools and two soaking pools. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has some of the largest natural hot water poo ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Butte, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: An old-fashioned swimming hole warmed by the runoff from distant hot springs and geysers. The Firehole River Swimming Area has long been a popular summer recreation spot for visitors to Yellowstone, e ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Yellowstone National Park, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A huge open-air swimming pool on the banks of the Big Horn River, supplied by a travertine-encrusted hot water well. The adjacent RV park is popular with caravans as well as families. Advertised as th ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Thermopolis, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: One of the world’s largest natural warm springs, located on an isolated ranch in the foothills of the North Moccasin Mountains. This is a monster of a spring—almost 50,000 gallons per minute of crysta ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Lewistown, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: Several shallow soaking pools and a hot waterfall located just below beautiful Granite Falls in the Gros Ventre Mountains. Hard-core soaking enthusiasts can combine a morning of steamy immersion in th ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Hoback Junction, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: A picturesque soaking pool located at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the Gros Ventre Mountains. The hot springs are increasingly popular with winter visitors. Tucked into a pristine valley in the Gros ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Hoback Junction, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: This is a modern hostelry that features an exotic wildlife theme, a gourmet restaurant, and hot mineral water soaks. The Holiday Inn is also a great base of operations for exploring Hot Springs State ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Thermopolis, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length:
... Preview: This is a cavernous, rustic lodge and outdoor warm-water pool in the heart of the Big Hole Valley. The 137-degree-F hot springs are located 1,300 feet east of the lodge and are piped underground to th ... From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Jackson, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: