Itinerary: Hot Springs
1/2 - Arrive Salt Lake City
North of Salt Lake City enjoy Crystal Hot Springs, a Honeyville resort, with
pools and saunas as well as Belmont Hot Springs a mile south of Plymouth. At
Belmont the pools are big enough for scuba diving and the water is warm enough
that tropical fish and lobsters are raised on the property. Overnight Salt Lake
Day 3 - Salt Lake City to Pocatello
Lava Hot Springs is believed to have kept its constant temperature for 50 million
years. It is a world-class facility and spa catering to visitors from all over
the world. The constant 43º C (110º F) indoor and outdoor pools are sulfur-free.
Heise Hot Springs, near Ririe, features indoor and outdoor pools and is open
year-round except the month of November. Overnight Lava Hot Springs or Scatello.
Day 4 - Pocatello to Twin Falls or Mountain Home
In the beautiful Hagerman Valley, there are three developed hot springs facilities
located on Scenic Highway 30, complete with camping and boating facilities.
Givens Hot Springs features an indoor pool located near the Oregon Trail and
is run by a descendant of the pioneer who first established the resort. Overnight
Twin Falls or Mountain Home.
Day 5 - Mountain Home to McCall
Zims Hot Springs in New Meadows is open year round and features two large pools.
One pool is kept at a cool 34º C (93º F) and the other soaking pool is kept
at 40º C (103º F). Overnight New Meadows or McCall.
Day 6 - McCall to Grangeville
Riggins Hot Springs, located 15 km (9 miles) up the Salmon River from Riggins,
Idaho has been used for generations as a natural healing place by the Nez Perce
Indians. Today there is a secluded mountain resort in which to enjoy the natural
springs. Overnight Riggins or Grangeville.
Day 7 - Grangeville to Missoula
Lolo Hot Springs is a Lewis & Clark historical site. Year-round facilities
include a saloon, restaurant, gallery and natural mineral hot springs pools
and lodging. Overnight Lolo or Missoula.
Day 8 - Missoula to Anaconda
The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda features two Olympic size swimming
pools with temperatures ranging from 31º to 41º C (88º to 106º F). Guests have
24 hour access to the pools, as well as a good location for exploring central
Montana. Overnight Fairmont.
Day 9 - Anaconda to Chico Hot Springs (Pray, MT)
Chico Hot Springs in Pray is a local (and RMI) favorite, featuring mineral hot
springs, fine dining and summer and winter recreation. Overnight Chico.
Day 10 - Chico to Thermopolis
Greek for “Hot City”, Thermopolis has two large hot spring complexes,
the Star Plunge and Teepee, as well as a free public bathhouse. Temperatures
range from cool to 41º C (106º F), and visitors have a choice of a soak or the
water slides. Hotels in the park offer massages, mineral pools and deluxe accommodations.
Day 11/12 - Thermopolis to Hot Springs
Hot Springs, in South Dakota, features the Evans Plunge, the world’s largest
natural warm-water indoor swimming pool, which is a consistent 30.5º C (87º
F). Besides the swimming area, there are three water slides, sauna, steam room,
two spas, executive center and more. Overnight Hot Springs.
Day 13/14 - Hot Springs to Saratoga
Saratoga Hot Springs in Saratoga features several private springs and pools,
as well as a free public soaking pool open 24 hours a day all year. Overnight
Day 15 - Saratoga to Denver
Idaho Hot Springs Resort near Denver offers caves and natural hot springs in
an historic old gold mining town. Overnight Denver.
Day 16 - Departure From Denver
Saratoga Inn, Saratoga, WY