Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

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Lolo Hot Springs
Lolo Hot Springs

Lolo Hot Springs (Salish: smtt̓m̓čqi or sntt̓mčqey, "Steam on a Ridge Top" [1]) is an unincorporated community in Missoula County, Montana, United States. It is centered on a commercial hot springs and contains a hotel and restaurant. Lolo Hot Springs is the westernmost settlement along U.S. Highway 12 in Montana.

The Salish name for the surrounding area is q̓ʷlótqne or čmulši.[2]

The first luge run in North America was built here in 1965.[3][4]

The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by and used the springs on June 29, 1806 while traveling east on their return from the mouth of the Columbia River.[5]


  1. ^ "Salish Audio Fil". Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. ^ Tachini, Pete (2010). Seliš nyoʻnuntn, Medicine for the Salish language : English to Salish translation dictionary (2nd ed.). Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press. p. 374. ISBN 9781934594063.
  3. ^ Delta Sky Mag: 124. January 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Briggeman, Kim (2014-02-06). "Lolo Hot Springs was home to first, 'pretty crude' American luge run". Missoulian. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  5. ^ 3. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Bernard DeVoto, 413, 1981

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Coordinates: 46°43′40″N 114°31′50″W / 46.72778°N 114.53056°W / 46.72778; -114.53056