Hot Springs to visit when you stay at motels in Wyoming
One of the natural features of the Jackson, Wyoming area is the abundance of hot springs. Some of the most popular hot springs are the Boiling River and Firehole River Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Huckleberry Hot Springs just south of Yellowstone, Granite Hot Springs, and Kelly Warm Springs. Although the majority of hot springs in Yellowstone are much too hot for swimming, the Boiling River and Firehole River are two very popular places for swimming or soaking. The Boiling River, a popular destination near Mammoth Hot Springs is a spot where hot water pours over the rocks and enters the cold waters of the Gardner River, where there is a safe swimming hole for the whole family to enjoy.
Follow the Firehole Canyon Drive to the Firehole River swimming area. This is a busy place during the summer months. The warm water creates the perfect conditions for a long soak, and the river is wide enough that there is plenty of room for many visitors.
Huckleberry Hot Springs can be found to the south of Yellowstone and north of the Grand Tetons, in the John D. Rockefeller Parkway. Access to these hot springs is open year round, even though they are located in a rather remote location. The area is undeveloped, with “log-and-rock” hot springs in a natural mountain meadow.
You’ll find Granite Hot Springs located south of Jackson Hole. In the summer months you follow an 11-mile dirt road to the springs. A pool has been built to hold the water, while the fresh hot spring water flows through the pool. In the wintertime you can access the hot springs by snowmobile, dog sled or long cross country ski trail.
And finally, there is Kelly Warm Springs north of Jackson, just outside the town of Kelly. Here you can expect to enjoy water of the perfect warm temperature for a relaxing summer soak. There are so many opportunities in the area for a peaceful dip in a hot springs. We’re sure you will find your favorite spot among these, and will want to return again and again to savor the beauty of the Wyoming landscape.