Granite Creek & Granite Highline Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"From the trailhead head north up the wide canyon of Granite Creek on a gated jeep track that wanders very gradually uphill through a land of sagebrush, wildflowers, and open views of the towering peaks of the Gros Ventre Range. After just 75 yards the jeep road curves to the right, but you veer left on a trail that soon takes you past a series of active beaver ponds. Early in the morning you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these industrious large rodents. After the ponds the trail passes a pair of large springs and at 1.6 miles crosses the hillside above loud, impressive Granite Falls. Since the view from the trail is a bit restricted, the best place to get a good look at this falls is from a roadside viewpoint on the other side of the canyon. This spot is worth driving to and checking out either before or after your hike. At 1.9 miles is Granite Hot Springs, where there is a developed resort complete with picnic tables, soaking pools, and a footbridge linking the hot spring with a resort complex on the west side of the creek."