Warm Springs

Butte, Montana

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A 40-foot-tall travertine mound created by a hot springs flowing from its peak. The rust-colored mound was once the most striking feature in the Deer Lodge Valley. The 40-foot-tall carbonate mound located near the center of the otherwise level Deer Lodge Valley is an impressive site. The mound is about 30 feet in diameter. The hot springs bubbling from the peak of the mound produce about 50 gallons per minute of 172-degree-F water—one of the hottest geothermal resources in the state of Montana. Several other hot springs used to bubble near the base of the mound. The mound itself is a brownish color due to the high iron content in the mineral deposits. An observation kiosk and sitting benches surround the now-capped springs on the top of the mound. Developed. A small observation deck sits atop the hot springs mound, and a locked metal plate now covers the springs. The springs were used in the past for resort plunges.
Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

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Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)

A 40-foot-tall travertine mound created by a hot springs flowing from its peak. The rust-colored mound was once the most striking feature in the Deer Lodge Valley. The 40-foot-tall carbonate mound located near the center of the otherwise level Deer Lodge Valley is an impressive site. The mound is about 30 feet in diameter.

The hot springs bubbling from the peak of the mound produce about 50 gallons per minute of 172-degree-F water—one of the hottest geothermal resources in the state of Montana. Several other hot springs used to bubble near the base of the mound. The mound itself is a brownish color due to the high iron content in the mineral deposits. An observation kiosk and sitting benches surround the now-capped springs on the top of the mound. Developed. A small observation deck sits atop the hot springs mound, and a locked metal plate now covers the springs. The springs were used in the past for resort plunges.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Butte
Season: Best time is in winter when foliage doesn't block the view.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Maps: Montana State Highways Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Warm Springs

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