Nature September 27, 2020
Hot Springs State Park Offers 1,100 Acres Of Stunning Scenery That Wyomingites Have Fallen In Love With
If you’re looking for a one of a kind adventure here in the Cowboy State, plan a trip to visit Hot Springs State Park. This enormous park in Thermopolis offers some of the most unique hot spring terraces in the world, and the trail network is outstanding.
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Every year, thousands of Wyomingites visit Hot Spring State Park, where the world's largest mineral hot spring offers stunning natural scenery.
The park is located close to downtown Thermopolis and is home to a free public bath house that offers therapeutic and relaxing mineral soaks.
There are miles of hiking paths and trails to explore when you visit Hot Spring State Park.
Many of the trails are boardwalked, making it possible to get up close to the mineral terraces and hot springs themselves.
You've got to cross the swinging bridge high above the Big Horn river. It's not for the faint of heart!
Back in the earliest days of American westward expansion, settlers in Thermopolis created the Tepee Fountain by piping mineral water up through the ground and straight into the air. This photo shows the fountain in 1920.
Now, after decades, the fountain is one of the most recognizable features in the state! As the water evaporates, it leaves behind travertine deposits that create the large landmark.
Take the time to really explore when you visit Hot Springs State Park. There are more than 1,100 acres of preserved natural beauty here!
In any season, you're sure to fall in love with Thermopolis and its incredible, beloved state park.
It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular state parks in Wyoming! For more great parks to visit, read
12 Under-Appreciated State Parks In Wyoming You’re Sure To Love. Address: Hot Springs State Park, 220 Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA