Elkhorn Hot Springs is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Polaris, Montana that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Visited July 10th 2012. Easily accessible...right off the highway. The lack of privacy and the work that needs to go into getting the right temp is the only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5. Though it's off the road you can't spot it unless you got out of the car and looked over the bank to the river. Once you get there it's up to you to set your temp! Bring 5 gallon buckets...or anything to filter out the hot water from the tub and refill with it with cold river water....especially in the hot summer months or else you'll boil yourself alive. The natural springs is hoooooooooooot!!!!! Fits 2-4 comfortably. But chances are if anyone sees a car parked they'll leave you to your peace. That is if you're a decent human being and all. Also, speaking of decent.... Plop the spring run off pipe back into the tub when you're finished. The next person may have to prepare their water just like you did but they should be prepared for that.... Who wants to sit in someone else's funky left over water anyways? Ps....for a hot summer day I found that equal portion hot spring and river water feels best. Don't forget the buckets....or else you'll end up like us scooping it out little by little with camping pots like us!!!