Itinerary: Hot Springs
When you need a great place to get away from it all, the Real America region has what you are looking for. You can relax your mind and body at the many hot springs resorts available in the itinerary below.
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
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
43° C (110° 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 Pocatello.
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 34° C (93° F)
and the other soaking pool is kept at 40° C (103° F). Overnight
New Meadows or McCall.
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, located between Butte and Anaconda 3 miles off I-90, features two Olympic
size swimming pools with temperatures ranging from 31° to
41° C (88° to 104° F). Guests have 24 hour access to the pools,
as well as a good location for exploring central Montana.
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.
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 41° C (106° F),
and visitors have a choice of a soak or the water slides.
Hotels in the park offer massages, mineral pools and deluxe
accommodations. Overnight Thermopolis.
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 30.5° C (87° F). Besides the swimming area,
there are three water slides, sauna, steam room, two spas,
executive center and more. Overnight Hot Springs.
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 Saratoga.
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
Day 16 - Departure From Denver
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