Granite Hot Springs

Hoback Junction, Wyoming

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A picturesque soaking pool located at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the Gros Ventre Mountains. The hot springs are increasingly popular with winter visitors. Tucked into a pristine valley in the Gros Ventre Mountains, the warm water pool at Granite Hot Springs offers one of the most picturesque soaks in the Rocky Mountains. The west side of the 45-foot by 75-foot pool juts up against large granite boulders often covered with snowdrifts in the winter. Bathers have great views to the east and south down the Granite Creek Valley. The pool depth varies from 2 to 3 feet at the shallow end to almost 8 feet at the deeper end. The changing house, a spartan log cabin, is located 50 yards north of the pool; after soaking, wintertime bathers will have a bracing dash back to their clothes. In the springtime, cold water from the more than 400 inches of yearly snowfall percolates into the ground to mix with the hot springs water. At the height of snowmelt, the temperature in the pool may dip to the mid-80s F. The pool temperature steadily increases after the snowmelt has ceased, reaching a peak of 110 to 112 degrees F by midwinter, perfect for cold weather soaks.
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Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)

A picturesque soaking pool located at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the Gros Ventre Mountains. The hot springs are increasingly popular with winter visitors. Tucked into a pristine valley in the Gros Ventre Mountains, the warm water pool at Granite Hot Springs offers one of the most picturesque soaks in the Rocky Mountains. The west side of the 45-foot by 75-foot pool juts up against large granite boulders often covered with snowdrifts in the winter. Bathers have great views to the east and south down the Granite Creek Valley.

The pool depth varies from 2 to 3 feet at the shallow end to almost 8 feet at the deeper end. The changing house, a spartan log cabin, is located 50 yards north of the pool; after soaking, wintertime bathers will have a bracing dash back to their clothes. In the springtime, cold water from the more than 400 inches of yearly snowfall percolates into the ground to mix with the hot springs water. At the height of snowmelt, the temperature in the pool may dip to the mid-80s F. The pool temperature steadily increases after the snowmelt has ceased, reaching a peak of 110 to 112 degrees F by midwinter, perfect for cold weather soaks.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Hoback Junction
Season: Summer and fall for those in cars and RVs, winter for this willing to ski, snowmobile, or mush on a dogsled.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: Bridger - Teton National Forest
Local Maps: Wyoming State Highways Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Granite Hot Springs

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May 2018