Natural hot springs are, quite literally, Yellowstone Country’s hottest hot spots. There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in the healing mineral waters of nature’s hot tub, especially after a long day of exploration and adventure. These geothermal features are naturally occurring pools of heated groundwater rising from the earth’s crust. Stay at a hot springs resort or hike to an undeveloped pool, immersing yourself in nature.
Hot Spring Safety: Not all pools are for soaking. If you’re in the park, soaking is off limits in fragile and temperature prohibitive (dangerously high) thermal areas. One of the few legal soaking areas in the park is the famous Boiling River, where the cold waters of the Gardner River mix with natural hot springs.