Visitors to Jackson, Wyoming will enjoy taking a short drive south of town to relax at Granite Hot Springs. The springs lie in the Jackson Hole Valley in the Gros Ventre Mountains which is at an elevation of more than 7,000 feet. It is a great place to take the family for a day's outing. Nature and warm water welcomes visitors to Granite Hot Springs. There is a man made swimming pool for guests or they can rest in the natural hot springs bath. The man made pool is fed by natural hot water coming from the earth.
After soaking in the hot springs bath or swimming in the pool visitors can take a walk upstream to a twenty foot waterfall. Granite Creek flows past as guests walk along. Granite Hot Springs is open in the winter to have a good warming soak. There is a place to get a BBQ lunch. Visitors can also dive into Granite Creek Falls Hot Springs which is nearby as well. After that they can then sit on rocks close to the waterfall to dry and cool off.
Granite Hot Springs is twelve miles down a dirt road and it is groomed for snowmobiles and dog sleds in the winter. There are dog sledding tours that can be purchased in Jackson Hole that will bring guests to Granite Hot Springs as they run daily roundtrips. The temperature of the hot springs is 105 degrees in the public swimming pool. The pool is very large so guests can almost feel as though they are the only ones in it especially in the winter with the steam rising off the surface. Visitors will find vault toilets and changing rooms at Granite Hot Springs. A fee is charged for swimming in the pool at Granite Hot Springs.
The depth of the swimming pool varies from two feet on the shallow end to about eight feet at its deeper end. The changing rooms are about fifty feet from the pool so it can be a little cool getting to the changing area in the winter. When the spring snow melt mixes with the water in Granite Hot Springs it could bring the temperature of the hot springs down to about eighty degrees.
When visitors are done at Granite Hot Springs they can drive back to Jackson to stay the night or for several days. The town has many accommodations that range from rustic to luxurious. Guests can relax at: Jackson Hole Lodge, Elk Country Inn, The Point Inn and Suites, Cowboy Village Resort, Parkway Inn, Spring Creek Ranch, Homewood Suites, Wort Hotel, Rusty Parrot Lodge, Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole, Amangani, Flat Creek Ranch, or one of the chain establishments. Spring Creek Ranch is located with the National Elk Refuge so it is more rustic although the solar power runs all the electricity that is needed.
There are plenty of restaurants in Jackson for every appetite from the Mangy Moose, Merry Piglets, Billy's Giant Hamburgers to Bubba's BBQ Grille.
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