Wyoming October 28, 2019
This Primitive Hot Springs Trail In Wyoming Is Everything You Need This Winter
If you’re looking for a top winter destination in Wyoming, plan a trip to Granite Hot Spring. This primitive, middle-of-nowhere soaking spot can only be accessed via one trail, and it takes a little bit of work to get there. The payoff is so worth it!
Granite Hot Springs is one of the top places to visit in Wyoming each winter, and you'll want to plan a trip to relax here yourself.
These primitive hot springs are located in the middle of nowhere, tucked into Bridger-Teton National Forest.
The road back to the springs is an 11-mile trek, and in the winter, most people get there via snowmobile.
You can bring your own sled, or rent one from various outfitters in the Jackson Hole or Pinedale area.
If you're up for a workout, the most scenic way to get there is via cross-country ski.
You'll have plenty of time to stop and smell the snowflakes, because getting to the springs and back on skis will take you 3 or 4 hours, round trip. At least you can relax your sore muscles in the springs once you get there!
For something truly unique, book a tour with Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dogs and mush your way back to the springs.
Your team leaves at 8 a.m. sharp, and you'll be spending a full day at the springs. Since the dogs only go out once a day, you'll want to book your trip early in the season. Their schedule fills up fast!
No matter how you choose to get there, you'll fall in love with the journey, the scenery, and of course, the relaxing hot springs.
This area of Wyoming averages around 400 inches of snow each year, so chances are you'll have a beautiful backdrop for your hot spring soak.
In the winter, these springs average around 103 degrees - making a soak the perfect way to shake off those winter blues.
Plan to spend a few hours here. Thanks to the Forest Service, the Granite Hot Springs Pool has been maintained beautifully and you can relax on the deck after getting changed. The scenery here is some of the most beautiful in the state.
You can find more information about
dog sled tours to Granite Hot Springs here. Mushing to the springs is an adventure worthy of anyone’s bucket list.
For more information about the Granite Hot Springs area itself,
visit the Forest Service website.
Address: Granite Hot Springs Pool, Wyoming 83001, USA