FOLLOW WILLY COSMO AS HE EXPLORES THE HEALING WATERS OF THE WORLD
JOE: This was a fun one, we really dug Norris Hot Springs. Rachel, Joy and I had been on the road for a week already and covered some 2,000 miles of driving, not only that but we had also dealt with our car breaking down in the desert of Lost Hills, California in 104 degree pummeling heat which lead to us spending an unanticipated night in Bakersfield, CA on the 3rd of July. We were headed down to LA for Independence Day and had already enjoyed a nice soak at one of the four hot springs that was to be a part of this epic road trip adventure of ours at Stewart Mineral Springs near Shasta n' Weed, California. The other two were Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville, Idaho and Symes Hot Springs in Hot Springs, Montana. I have to say, Norris Hot Springs is pretty great and I'd like to go back and visit there again sometime. We stayed the night there and so we were able to enjoy several soaks though I know we didn't really get a taste of all that this place has to offer. For one, they host live music in their geodesic dome that overlooks the soaking area there during the warm months on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and we were there mid week so we missed out on that. The other thing about that place is there are tons of fun activities within a half hour or so of it including rock climbing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, swimming, and touring caverns as well. We were on a pretty major road trip and only had the energy to soak and relax and enjoy a quality dinner at Norris but next time around, we'll check out a whole lot more!
This adventure was of course two years ago and I'm jogging my memory as I write about it and reflect on our stay there. I remember enjoying a delicious meal and a tasty locally brewed beer at the cafe/restaurant called the 50 Mile Grill, they call it that because a lot of their produce and most all of their food comes from their own gardens and local farms which is super sweet. They have a nice dining area and the setting of this little Hot Springs, as you can see above is really quite lovely. Rolling hills in a high desert area of Montana. The closest big city is Bozeman which is about a 40 minuted drive away. This is a very family friendly place and definitely worth checking out. The soaking pool is more warm than hot but the waters are still quite nice to soak in. They have floaty tubes to make your lounging while soaking a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. As you can see below, Rachel and Joy were kicking back doing just that.
This is going to be a fun place to visit with Willy Cosmo one day. I look very forward to it. He's going to love it. We sure did. After driving hundreds of miles almost every day of our trip, this was a very welcome resting place to soak our bones and relax with some good quality food and a very peaceful setting. We highly approve of Norris Hot Springs and encourage you to check out the Water of the Gods, too!
Norris Hot Springs, MT-84, Norris, MT 59745
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