Chico Hot Springs
Chico Hot Springs information
Twenty miles south of Livingston, off US 89 en route to Yellowstone, unpretentious Chico Hot Springs has garnered quite a following in the last few years – now attracting celebrity guests from Hollywood. They, along with many regular folks, come to this relaxed place to soak in the two suave open-air mineral pools (admission for nonguests is $8.50).
The larger pool is the perfect temperature for floating (93°F/34°C); the smaller pool is hotter (103°F/54°C), but still not too hot to stay in long enough for wrinkles. The lively bar hosts swinging country-and-western dance bands on weekends. The on-site restaurant (mains $20 to $32) is known for fine steak and seafood.