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Jackson Hole's many natural attractions may cater primarily to adventure junkies, but the Granite Hot Springs are reserved solely for those in need of some rest and relaxation. Open during the winter and summer, this thermal pool offers bathers beautiful views of the surrounding Bridger-Teton National Forest. The water's average temps range from a steamy 93 degrees in summer to 112 degrees in winter. Visitors can also take advantage of the area's scenic hiking and snowshoeing paths, or try whitewater rafting through the nearby Hoback Junction.
Recent visitors claimed that the scenery alone is worth the trip, saying it is a must-do. Nestled among the Gros Ventre Mountains, the hot springs are 7,000 feet above sea level, so you can only imagine the views your eyes will be treated to. Because the springs are located on the side of a mountain, the road leading up to the springs is not in the best of conditions. Travelers reported the road to be unpaved and gravely, but stressed to future visitors that the attraction is worth the climb, and if drivers simply exercise caution when driving, they can navigate it successfully.
The Granite Hot Springs are located about 35 miles southeast of Jackson (about an hour's drive). The pool is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter (until 5 p.m. after mid-February) and until 8 p.m. in the summer. Keep in mind during the winter that the road leading up to the hot springs is closed to cars, and is only accessible via snowmobile, dogsled, ski and fat bike. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Facilities include toilets and changing rooms. No alcohol is allowed on-site. For more information, visit the forest service website.