10 Jan 2020
It’s January and if you view the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort webcams, you will see snow, snow, snow! After a few days of enjoying the slopes, it’s time to find some hot springs to rest and relax those muscles. Check out these different locations for hot springs around Jackson.
Visiting Granite Hot Springs in the winter is an experience you definitely want to add to your vacation plans. Located in Bridger-Teton National Forest, the only way to get to the Springs during the winter months is by snowmobile, dog sled, cross country skiing, or fat tire biking. This outdoor pool provides breathtaking views.
For an amazing outdoor experience, take the time to drive to the Boiling River area in the north part of Yellowstone National Park. After an easy ½ mile hike from the parking area, you’ll see the steam rise from the Gardiner River where the Mammoth Hot Springs feeds into the river. Dress warm as the walk back to your car might be a little nippy after your dip.
A 90-minute drive west of Jackson will take you to Heise Hot Springs. With outdoor hot spring pools at 104 degrees plus a regular indoor warm water pool at 92 degrees, everyone in the group can enjoy the water. The hot pools are open Labor Day until the Thursday before Memorial Weekend and closed through the month of November: Monday - Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
If you’re heading north through Yellowstone, drive just southeast of Bozeman, MT to Chico Hot Springs. This resort was established in 1900. It’s tucked against the foothills in the wide-open Paradise Valley, which provides a true get-away experience.
Just 2-½ hours from Jackson is Lava Hot Springs. Open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Lava Hot Springs provides 5 outdoor hot spring mineral pools, an indoor aquatic center, and an Olympic size outdoor pool during the summer.
Astoria Hot Springs - Opening mid-to-late 2020
Get the newest option for hot springs on your list for next year. While Astoria Hot Springs itself isn’t new, (the original park opened in the 1950s), construction is ongoing for updated facilities and several pools.
Enjoy any one of these hot springs locations. It’ll be a treat for you and your family and friends.