Unwind in naturally fed thermal hot spring pools with modern amenities near Jackson.
Astoria Hot Springs has several hot spring-fed pools of varying temperatures (and one cold plunge) that sit above the banks of the Snake River. Soaking at Astoria requires advance reservations.
The pool at Granite Hot Springs, 10 miles down a dirt road in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, is a more remote and isolated natural connection to nature that’s accessible by car in the summer and snowmobile in the winter. Yellowstone National Park might have more than 10,000 hot spring features — including the world’s highest concentration of geysers, mudpots, steam vents, and hot springs — but they’re for spectacular viewing only. Soaking in any of them is illegal and extremely dangerous.
The road to Granite Hot Springs isn’t open to cars from November to April. Create a full-day adventure by snowmobiling to Granite Hot Springs while snow is on the ground (which is the best time of year to soak in the hot springs in our opinion).