Lost Trail Hot Springs Resort is perfectly located for after-ski soaks. Situated in the southern Bitterroot Valley, below Lost Trail Powder Mountain and just west of Chief Joseph Cross Country Trails, the place seems to have a little bit of everything. It’s a family resort that includes a restaurant, ten cabins (two of them are “Jacuzzi cabins”), an eight-room motel, 18 RV spaces, an outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, and dry sauna.
The main feature is the resort’s chemical-free hot springs swimming pool, a 95-degree delight that’s covered by a dome in wintertime. The hotter tub is kept at about 104 degrees. On the resort grounds you’ll also find nature trails and a hunting outfitter business.
For those not staying at the resort, admission to the pools is $7.25 for adults, $6.25 for seniors (60-plus), $5.25 for children 2 through 12, and $2.25 for children under two years old. The hot springs resort owners remind everyone that there is no lifeguard on duty, children under 13 must be supervised by an adult, and special swim diapers are required for babies.
People have lived at this hot springs, which used to be called Gallogly Hot Springs, since 1892. Back then, travelers would stop at the secluded hot springs to rest before beginning the long, steep climb over Gibbons Pass.
Lost Trail is located along U.S. 93 near Sula, 88 miles south of Missoula. Their number is (406) 821-3574.
HOW TO GET THERE FROM MISSOULA
- Mileage: 86.4 miles
- Estimated Trip Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
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