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    Bozeman’s Natural Attractions: the Local Hot Springs

    One of the allures of Gallatin and Paradise Valleys are the natural hot springs — one for every type of occasion or mood. Each of these hot springs range from a 15 minute to 1.5 hour drive from Bozeman and each has something special to offer their patrons.

    1. Bozeman Hot Springs 

    Located 8-miles west of Bozeman, this natural hot spring is a combination of 12 different pools and a gym. It’s perfect for a quick trip in a relaxing pool with friends, an evening out to hear music on their new stage, but they also offer membership passes if you want to make this your weekly routine. Additionally, if you’re looking for a centrally located weekend getaway, reserve a camp spot for the night.

    1. Norris Hot Springs

    For a chilled beverage, local music, and a bohemian-Montana vibe, we suggest the 40 minute drive to Norris Hot Springs. This geothermal pool is located in the captivating Madison River Valley, and is an excellent choice if you plan to sightsee in the area or take a group out to experience a slice of a quiet Montana evening. (They also offer camping!)

    1. Chico Hot Springs

    In the heart of Paradise Valley, the historic Chico hotel and restaurant is a stone’s throw from the Yellowstone River and a short, scenic drive into Yellowstone National Park. Whether you want to spend the day at the spa, relax by the hot springs, enjoy a local band, or hang out in the traditional Montana bar, this lodge offers year-round access to an authentic western experience.

    1. Boiling River

    This destination hot spring is for the adventure-seeking enthusiast. On the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, you’ll experience a quintessential hot spring where 100 degree hydrothermal water mixes with the refreshingly-cold Gardner River, creating a blend of hot and cool waters, comfortable enough to soak in. The natural spring makes for a great place to stop and take in the natural beauty of Yellowstone.

    1. Potosi Hot Springs

    Off the beaten path, Potosi Hot Springs​ is another hot springs for those looking for an adventure. South of Pony, MT, Park at the Potosi Campground and Picnic Area and follow the trail about a mile and half to the secluded hot springs. Be sure to prepare for wildlife encounters such as bears, elk, and more. Depending on the day, you’re likely to have this intimate pool and its serene view all to yourself.

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