Montana is full of natural wonders, and one of them is hot springs. You may be able to find hot springs in other states, but the Treasure State is better than the rest. Montana is a special place, and many of the hot springs you'll find are unique and one-of-a-kind. Hot springs can help you relax and feel rejuvenated.

WHAT CAUSES HOT SPRINGS IN MONTANA?

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If you're wondering why Montana has so many hot springs, here's a brief description from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Rainwater finds its way down geologic faults on the sides of the valleys, where it circulates at great depth. The heated water then emerges along other faults as hot springs.

Montana is one of 14 western states that have natural hot springs. In the western portion of the state, you can find them on the edges of some mountain valleys. Occasionally,  hot springs can be found at higher elevations, but the majority of them are found at the edges of valleys throughout western Montana. There are over 260 natural and developed geothermal sites in the state.

WHERE ARE THE BEST HOT SPRINGS IN MONTANA?

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If you're searching for the best hot springs that Montana has to offer, you're in luck. We looked into it and found an interesting article published by Travel and Leisure. The website compiled a list of the 7 best hot springs in Montana. However, we're only going to focus on the top 5. Winter is a great time to explore the state's wide variety of natural hot springs.

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