Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs was discovered in 1922, when a man exploring for oil encountered a tremendous flow of hot mineral water at 3200 feet. Legend has it that cowboys made use of the hot water for their Saturday night baths. The hot springs name was in honor of a particular rock resembling a buffalo which signifies the staff of life for several Native American tribes including the Chippewa, Cree, Assinboine and Sioux.

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Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs is located 17 miles east of Malta and 10 miles west of Saco along Highway 2. Turn north at the Sleeping Buffalo Rock Monument, and go one mile north. The resort is on the East side of the road.