Is there really any better way to warm up on a cold winter day in Yellowstone Country than soaking in a hot spring? We think not. If you’re visiting in the winter, make sure to visit one of the local hot springs for a fun and relaxing way to beat the cool temps!
1. THE BOILING RIVER IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
You’ll find this natural wonder is just south of the 45th Parallel Bridge, located in the Mammoth area of the park. It’s right near the North Entrance to Yellowstone (just minutes from our store)! Don’t forget your suit, and don’t bring any alcohol, it’s not allowed. The boiling river closes at dark around 6:00pm. This is a can’t-miss winter activity in Yellowstone.
2. CHICO HOT SPRINGS
Take the plunge into Chico’s two open-air natural mineral hot springs pools. Guests soak, swim, play and relax in their chemical-free, geothermally heated pools every day of the year. Watch the sun rise over the Absaroka Mountains or gaze into the night sky while soaking in soothing waters. Not far from Gardiner, Chico is a great escape to have fun, eat, drink and be merry! Learn more here.
3. YELLOWSTONE HOT SPRINGS
Yellowstone Hot Springs is just up the road near Corwin Springs, located just eight miles north of the North entrance to Yellowstone Park, at the south end of beautiful Paradise Valley (24 E Gate Rd, Gardiner, MT 59030). Yellowstone Hot Springs is a soaking experience unique to this area. Settled between two mountain ranges, and nestled on the bank of the Yellowstone River, peace and serenity are the keynotes of this location. Their winter hours are:
Oct. 15: Open Friday 2:00pm – 9:30pm.
Sat. and Sun., 10:00am – 9:30pm.
Closed: Mon. – Thurs.