We hope you brought your swimsuit, because when you’re tired from a long day of sightseeing, or when the kids have too much energy, one of the best ways to unwind is with a dip in one of the region’s many hot springs and pools.
In Montana, head to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for a day of swimming and sliding. Fairmont has two Olympic-size hot springs pools—one indoors and one outdoors—plus a 350-foot, five-story enclosed waterslide. It’s an exhilarating ride into Fairmont’s outdoor pool, and you’re guaranteed to make a splash. The 160°F, naturally heated water is cooled to temperatures ranging from 88°F to 104°F.
Kids can recover from a day in the car by riding the waterslide or playing in the large shallow sections, while adults can unwind in the hotter soaking pools.
Pools are open 24 hours a day to registered guests. Public admission hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closing time varies seasonally).
Large dressing rooms, steam rooms, fitness room, lockers, and a snack bar complete Fairmont’s pool facilities. Just three miles from I-90, 15 miles west of Butte, Fairmont’s pools are open year-round and are part of Montana’s only full-service hot springs, golf, and convention resort.
Go to fairmontmontana.com or call (800) 332-3272.
As you travel through Wyoming, don’t miss the opportunity to swim in the World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs, located in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
Thermopolis (Greek for “hot city”) derives its name from the hot water that comes from Big Spring. The turquoise and green, mineral-laden spring issues forth 3.6 million gallons of water every day.
The water from this spring contains at least 27 different
minerals, making it, some say, very healthy to drink. Hot Springs State Park, at the edge of town, is home to three pools, each offering different services. Don’t miss the 104°F therapeutic pool at the free State Bath House.
For more information, go to thermopolis.com or call (877) 864-3192.