Circle Hot Springs falls within the continental climate zone, characterized by extreme temperature differences. The continental climate zone encompasses most of the central part of the state and experiences extremely cold winters and warm summers.
Circle Hot Springs was reportedly discovered in 1893 by William Greats. In 1905, Franklin Leach homesteaded 160 acres around the springs and began developing a resort. A hotel was built in 1930. The resort operated until 2002, when the most recent owner passed away.
Circle Hot Springs is an unincorporated community about 29 miles southwest of the community of Circle.