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Lolo Hot Springs was well know to the Indians long before the arrival of Lewis and Clark, among the earliest visitores to the Lolo Pass area of western Montana, in the fall of 1805. It was a mineral lick for wild game, and an ancient meeting place and bathing spot for the Indians. The hot, mineralized springs became a land mark and rendezvous point for early explorers, trapper, and prospectors as well. By 1885, the Hot Springs had become a favorite vacationing spot for both families and sportmen. At Lolo Hot Springs, visitors today can enjoy the same soothing waters that bathed the wary members of that famed expedition. Starting at Lolo Hot Springs, Snowmobliles can conduct their own modern-day exploration, using 500 miles of groomed connectiong trails. A series of interconnecting loop trails straddle two national forests on the Montana-Idaho border. East Fork, Lost Park, Elk Meadows, Moose Ridge, Copper Creek, and Wagon Mountain are just some of the trails that lead deep into the heart of the Bitterroot Range, with lots of meadows and play areas along the way. The snowmobiling season runs from mid-December through April. The snow conditions are excellent with hard pack snow throughout most of the season. The snow depth ranges from one to three Feet on the level, up to 12 to 15 feet in the mountains. Lolo Hot Springs is at tan elevation of 4,160 feet, but the trails climb to 8,000 feet. Special events helf throughout the Winter are; Poker Runs & Steak Frys; December-March at Lolo Hot Springs & The Warming Hut.

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