Chico Hot Springs Montana
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• Chico Hot Springs is a developed resort with 2 open-air mineral water pools and a spa center
• This place provides access to a variety of outdoor adventures, including Yellowstone National Park

Chico Hot Springs is a geothermal mineral water nirvana in Montana's Paradise Valley, 25 miles south of Livingstone and 35 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

The resort's history goes back to the 19th century. In 1862, gold was discovered in the area, attracting prospectors. They also found geothermal mineral water, and shortly thereafter, in 1900, the Chico Warm Springs Hotel was opened. It quickly became popular and attracted large crowds.

Today, Chico Hot Springs is an inviting place to relax from a busy life. You can stay overnight at the resort hotel or visit Chico for a day trip.

In addition to hot mineral soaking, Chico is a fantastic place to explore the natural wonders of the surrounding area through hiking, horseback riding, fishing, or other adventures.

Geothermal Water & Soaking

Geothermal mineral water emerges from multiple springs at 113° F (45° C) and is then piped into outdoor soaking and swimming pools.

The outdoor soaking pool is 10 ft x 30 ft with a temperature of around 104° F (40° C).

The swimming pool is almost Olympic-size, handicap accessible, with a water temperature of about 96° F (36° C).

Clothing is mandatory since it is a developed, family-friendly location.

Also, the resort has a complete spa center where you can book various treatments, including a massage, a facial, or a wrapping.

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Beyond Hot Springs: Other Adventures

The resort hosts yoga classes. Additionally, the resort has multiple dining options, including Dining Room, Saloon, Poolside Grille, and Espresso Bar.

You can also book Chico for private events like weddings, parties, and reunions.

In Paradise Valley, there are plenty of adventures for you to enjoy. You can pick among horseback riding, dog sledding, hiking, cross-country skiing, and much more.

In addition to Chico, you can soak at Yellowstone Hot Springs, 27 miles southwest.

Camping & Lodging

You can rent a room, a cabin, or even a "Cowboy Camp's wagon" at the resort.

Additionally, there are plenty of affordable short and long-term rentals near Chico Hot Springs.

Chico Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 25 miles southwest of Livingstone • Southwestern Montana • USA
Open: Year-round
Development: Outdoor pools, spa
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities & Services: Hotel, restaurants

Hiking distance: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes

Elevation: 5,270 ft (1,606 m)

Water T° (source): 113° F (45° C)
Water T° (soaking pool): 104° F (40° C)
Water T° (swimming pools): 96° F (36° C)
Odor: None
Chemical used: None

Mineral Contents (per 100 parts):

  • Calcium Carbonate 8.65
  • Magnesium Carbonate 2.69
  • Sodium Carbonate 2.74
  • Sodium Sulfate 4.87
  • Potassium Chloride .83
  • Sodium Chloride .58
  • Silica 3.17

Total solid contents 23.53

Directions to Chico Hot Springs

From Livingston,

  • Take US-89 South for 17.3 miles
  • Turn left onto Mill Creek Road and follow it for 0.8 miles
  • Turn right onto State Hwy 540 and follow it for 4.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Chico Road and follow it for 1.5 miles.

Phone: 406-333-4933

Address: 163 Chico Rd, Pray, MT 59065

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