Drinking a Strawberry Daiquiri at Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana | Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park

Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana

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As much as I love roadside attractions, sometimes a road trip just needs a little variety. While driving through Montana, my friend and I decided to take a break from seeing muffler men and giant dinosaurs and instead spend an afternoon soaking in the sun at Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Pray, Montana.

Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana | Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park

Chico Hot Springs is a natural hot spring that was turned in to a vacation resort in 1900. The property has restaurants, pools, bars, a hotel with a historic main lodge, log cabins, and a spa, along with opportunities for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, river rafting, dog sledding and cross country skiing.

Drinking a Strawberry Daiquiri at Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana | Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park

But the most popular attraction at Chico Hot Springs is, well, the hot springs! Located near Yellowstone National Park (around 30 miles north of the park) it’s a convenient tourist destination and well worth the visit. The natural hot springs are related to a deep fracture zone and the water is collected into two pools that clock in at around 96 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. They are drained every night and scrubbed down to prevent having to use chemicals to keep them clean.

Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana | Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park

A pit stop at Chico Hot Springs is a welcome diversion from a Montana road trip. Stop in and take a soak in the open-air natural mineral hot springs pools to relax your muscles after being cramped in the car. Grab a local beer or a strawberry daiquiri (my personal favorite) from the saloon. And take in the breathtaking views of the Absaroka Mountains that surround the pool.

Chico has an on-site resort and lodging but day visitors can pay a small fee to visit like we did. I left thoroughly relaxed and ready to conquer the rest of my road trip!

Drinking a Strawberry Daiquiri at Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa in Montana | Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park

Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa

Address: 163 Chico Road, Pray, MT 59065
For Resort Guests
Hot Spring Hours: 7am – 11pm, daily
Hot Spring Cost: Admission Included in Lodging Fee
For Day Guests
Hot Spring Hours: 8am – 11pm, daily
Hot Spring Cost: Adults $8.50, Seniors 65+ and Kids 3-6 $3.50, Children 2 & under free (pay admission fee at the Front Desk before 11am or after 11am in the Saloon or Poolside Grille)
Changing rooms, shower stalls, and miniature lockers are available for your convenience.
Visit Website for More Information


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Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa is a natural hot spring turned in to a vacation resort in 1900. It features two hot pools overlooking the mountains. A relaxing Montana Road trip stop near Yellowstone National Park – add this travel destination to your Montana road trip itinerary, travel bucket list, and list of things to do in Montana.
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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