Bozeman Hot Springs: Soak And Explore

Nestled close to Gallatin National Forest, in the heart of the city with the same name is Bozeman Hot Springs – it proudly holds the city’s top attraction title. As a public multi-service rejuvenating facility, Bozeman Hot Springs is best suited to cater to your relaxation needs, especially if you want to retreat as a family. 

With its easy road access and convenient location, Bozeman Hot Springs is a worthy destination allowing you to turn your visit into a trip instead of a one-time thermal dip.

All You Need To Know

Bozeman Hot Springs is on fire. Literally! But also not really. You may be thinking: ‘Huh?!’, and fair enough. However, the ones who have already been to this soothing thermal delight will know what we mean; it all comes down to the facility’s beautiful atmosphere that also kind of borders on unusual. Bozeman Hot Springs has a real commercialized appearance, its stylish interior and exterior are fit for a successful establishment, but the interesting thing about it is the outdoor fireline (if you will) that stretches from one end of the wide rock wall to another. It surrounds the pools and creates an unusual (for a hot spring) but beautiful environment that would make anyone feel like the main character.

Address81123 Gallatin Road, Bozeman, MT 59718
LocationMinutes away from Yellowstone National Park
OpenAll-year-round
ClothingRequired
Temperature56°F-106°F
Road AccessEasy. Any vehicle
AdmissionRequired ($8+)
Immaculate main character vibes at Bozeman Hot Springs (a beautiful capture from their promo video).

This uncharacteristic feature aside, Bozeman Hot Springs isn’t by any means a luxury-level fancy establishment and it doesn’t need to be. It is glamorous in its own way, beautiful, spacious, and very successful in its niche. The fact that it is the city’s top attraction already speaks for itself.

Bozeman HS triumphs as one of the most enjoyed family-friendly multi-service facilities, boasting a fitness center, and most importantly, 12 pools of varying shapes, sizes, and temperatures, making it absolutely perfect for a group gateway. But it doesn’t stop there! By filling out their application form, you can request to rent out some of the venues’ facilities and spend your time with your loved ones in the comfort of privacy, without any prying eyes around.

The main character vibes at Bozeman Hot Springs yet again.

When it comes specifically to the springs that are rich in sodium, silica, bicarbonate, carbonate, chloride, and sulfate, you can expect 6 outdoor and 6 indoor pools with temperatures ranging from 59°F-106°F. Unlike the outdoor pools, the indoor ones aren’t chlorinated but they’re all combined with cold water to make the highest temperature toasty instead of boiling hot. The water changes out every day and the pools are cleaned every night.

One of the indoor pools at Bozeman HS (a capture from their promo video)

These half-moon-shaped pools are built into concrete and situated very close to one another, making them ADA-accessible. They’re also wide and deep enough to swim, making sure visitors don’t feel cramped even when the facility’s crowded.

And it does get crowded, especially on weekends so keep that in mind.

Visitors enjoying Bozeman Hot Springs in Winter

From what we can tell, this place is more famous as Bozeman Hot Springs campground than it is as a collection of thermal pools, which isn’t surprising considering its convenient location, nestled very comfortably between Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Resort. With its countless outdoor exploration and activity opportunities, together with all the necessary amenities, Bozeman Hot Springs is a camper’s dream.

You can learn more about it here.

Rates

There’s a lot to take in when it comes to the prices. So be sure to carefully familiarize yourself with the rates and keep a lookout for more info on the Bozeman Hot Springs official website.

Single Time Admissions

Pools only

CategorySingle Time Admission 
Mon-Fri
Single Time Admission
Weekends/Holidays
Adults$17.00$21.00
Age 5-13$15.00$17.00
Age 0-4$8.00$10.00
Seniors (60+)$12.00$15.00
Military$12.00$12.00
One of the biggest pools at Bozeman Hot Springs

Swim Only Passes

Pools only

Category1 month3 months
Adult$65.00$165.00
Age 5-13$55.00$135.00
Age 0-4$45.00$105.00
Senior (60+)$55.00$135.00
Family of 4$150.00$385.00
Adult Couple$110.00$265.00
Senior Couple$95.00$240.00

Equipment Rentals

Swim Diaper$1.50
Swim Cover$0.50

Additional Fees For The Full Use Of The Facility

Pools + Fitness

Weekday$25.00
Weekend$30.00

Additional Information To Take Into Account

  • This is an alcohol-free facility, which means that it’s not allowed to either buy or bring any alcoholic beverages.
  • You are allowed to bring food into the facility.
  • A bathing suit is a requirement.
  • Daycare services are also available for kids.
  • Swimming lessons are offered.
  • You’ll find all the necessary amenities
  • Opening hours vary on certain days. Please see the full schedule here.

Etiquette Guidelines

Every hot spring has its own quirks. Visitors to Bozeman Hot Springs, for example, should not consume any alcohol on the premises or disrupt other people’s privacy. Guests also should wear swimsuits at all times. These hot springs are open to the public all year round and are extremely easy to access. Following the rules is a must!

For more general and very important “hot springs etiquette,” we highly recommend you take a moment to check out our carefully compiled easy-to-read list of “dos and don’ts” here. And always, always respect our nature – pack out what you pack in and LEAVE NO TRACE

Visitors enjoying one of the large Bozeman thermal pools

How Do I Get To Bozeman Hot Springs?

As we have already mentioned, Bozeman Hot Springs is on the way to West Yellowstone and Big Sky, so take US-191 S for 9.6 miles. Then continue on Durston Road to US-191 S/Huffline Lane for 4.6 miles. Follow US-191 S to Lower Rainbow Road in Four Corners for 4.8 miles and finally continue to Lower Rainbow Road until you reach your destination.

Accommodation

Unfortunately, there are no overnight lodgings available for Bozeman HS visitors, but don’t let it discourage you. We have already covered that there’s a perfect camping opportunity for those looking to pull an overnighter the way it’s fit for a true outdoors lover. 

However, if camping isn’t your thing that’s totally okay. You’re in luck because the city of Bozeman offers plenty of accommodation options that you can choose from.

Check out accommodation options here.

Camping Alternatives

If you find that the Bozeman Hot Springs campground isn’t for you, then you can choose from the vast selection of alternatives that includes tent camping, RV camping, and even cabin rentals.

Some favorite picks are:

  •  Battle Ridge
  •  Bear Creek
  •  Canyon
  •  Chisholm
  •  Colter
  •  Eagle Creek
  •  Fairy Lake
  •  Greek Creek
  •  Hood Creek
  •  Chief Joseph
  •  Langhor
  •  Moose Creek
  •  Red Cliff
  •  Soda Butte
  •  Spanish Creek
  •  Spire Rock
  •  Swan Creek
  •  Timber Camp
  •  Tom Miner

You can find all the necessary details here.

What Can I Explore Near Bozeman Hot Springs?

If you’ve made it this far then you’re probably pretty well aware of Bozerman’s convenient location, which means you also know how many exploration opportunities you have.

Obviously, you can walk around the city of Bozeman and make new discoveries there. You can always go to the west side of Yellowstone and take advantage of everything that this national park offers!

Beautiful capture of West Yellowstone by Richard Roberts

If you’re visiting in winter, going to Big Sky Resort is the top choice for almost everyone but it doesn’t stop there; when it doesn’t snow, Big Sky can turn from a winter destination to a hiker’s dream.

Beautiful capture of Big Sky by Jonathan Knepper

Additionally, you can check out:

  • Museum of the Rockies, which is a Smithsonian museum that has one of the best collections of dinosaur bones
  • Gallatin History Museum is another attraction for history buffs as well as those who haven’t been interested until now.
  • Science enthusiasts can visit the American Computer Museum. 
  • There’s also Montana Grizzly Encounter that rescues and rehabilitates Grizzly Bears

If you wish to explore towns and cities nearby you can check out Belgrade, Livingston, Dillon, Red Lodge, Gardiner, and many more.

Honorable Mentions

We have many Montana Hot Springs recommendations for those looking to check out the mineral pools of the state.

Before You Go

As you can see, there are quite a few things to take into consideration when it comes to Bozeman Hot Springs. Before you go, please note that this is a very family/group-friendly establishment, which means that there will be a lot of kids splashing around and having fun like they usually do. Also, don’t forget that at Bozeman HS swimsuits must be worn at all times. 

If you’d like to relax in more solitude and quiet and to soak nude then Bozeman Hot Springs isn’t for you. You can choose from the alternatives mentioned above.

The Final Take-away

Bozeman Hot Springs promises a good time! It’s multi-service, has countless soaking opportunities for those who frequent thermal waters, and has the best environment for group gatherings, not to mention the daycare services it provides parents with. 

If you want to go hiking, camping, and exploring Bozeman Hot Springs is a place to turn to when you’re in need of some thermal treatment after many energy-consuming hours of enjoying the outdoors.

Visitors enjoying the steamy pools of Bozeman Hot Springs

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Bozeman Hot Springs Require Advanced Reservations?

No, there’s no need to make advanced reservations at Bozeman Hot Springs because it’s a public facility.

How many visitors does Bozeman Hot Springs get?

Though we can not tell you for sure how many guests on average Bozeman Hot Springs hosts, we can tell you that it’s a very popular facility for oldies and newbies alike, and it sees a lot of traffic every day of the week but especially on weekends.

Why is Bozeman Hot Springs closed on Fridays and Saturdays?

It is not closed on Fridays and Saturdays but it does operate for shorter hours. Click here to see their full schedule.

How old do you have to be to go to Bozeman Hot Springs?

Bozeman Hot Springs is open to everyone, regardless of age.

What time does Bozeman Hot Springs open?

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am – Sundown
Saturday: Sundown – 12:00 am 
Sunday: 8:00 am – 11:00pm

How much does Bozeman Hot Springs cost?

The price ranges between $8-$17. For details, scroll up.

Disclaimer

While we at Traxplorio do our very best to give you the latest information about these hot springs sites, life happens, weather happens, and property owners happen. We always recommend you go to the official hot springs’ web page and/or the relevant state authority page to check conditions, times, and prices (where relevant) before you head out. Thanks for understanding, and enjoy your soak!

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