Similar to so many other attractions in Wyoming, the hot springs of the state have a long history of their own. A number of Native American tribes once visited these hot springs, believing they contained healing powers and many settlers used them to soak weary feet from traveling. Today, locals and travelers alike can visit these naturally heated hot spring-fed pools to relax and recharge, as well as taking in the surrounding natural scenery. Most of the Wyoming hot springs are open year-round and particularly great to visit during the chilly winter weather. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Granite Hot Springs - Jackson

Granite Hot Springs - Jackson
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The Granite Hot Springs just outside the city of Jackson, Wyoming are tucked away above the Granite Creek Falls. The area includes a man-made swimming pool and a 104-degree, waterfall-fed soaking pool. These pools close to the public around the end of October, however, they open back up in December for winter soaking. During this time, the Granite Hot Springs can only be reached by snowshoes, skis, or snowmobile. Reaching these hot springs by dog sled is also an option and a particularly exhilarating one. Visitors can do so with the half-day or full-day Iditarod Sled Dog Tours.

Granite Creek Rd, Jackson, WY 83001, Phone: 307-690-6323

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2.Wyoming Hot Springs: Hot Springs State Park - Thermopolis, Wyoming

Wyoming Hot Springs: Hot Springs State Park - Thermopolis, Wyoming
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Located in the town of Thermopolis, the Hot Springs State Park offers both outdoor and indoor soaking pools for the public to use free of charge, as well as clothing-optional private tubs. One particular aspect of Hot Springs State Park popular among families visiting the area is the Star Plunge, which features multiple water slides and two large mineral pools. Other attractions that can be found nearby in this unique park include the Teepee Fountain, shaped by mineral-rich groundwater flow, and the swinging bridge that stretches across the scenic Bighorn River. Roaming bison can also be spotted in the state park.

220 Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, Phone: 307-864-2176

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3.Hot Springs in Wyoming: Saratoga Resort & Spa - Saratoga

Hot Springs in Wyoming: Saratoga Resort & Spa - Saratoga
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The Saratoga Resort and Spa in Saratoga, Wyoming features an outdoor seventy-foot hot spring-fed pool, as well as five teepee-covered smaller pools. These pools offer a relaxing respite after perhaps a long day on the snowboarding and skiing trails of the Sierra Madre Mountains or the Snowy Range. The mineral hot springs and their healing waters have helped renew weary travelers for centuries. The full-service Saratoga Resort also offers an on-site restaurant that serves freshly made food all day, guest rooms, a spa, a pub and microbrewery, a fitness center, a golf course, a pro shop, and event facilities.

601 Pic Pike Rd, Saratoga, WY 82331, Phone: 307-326-5261

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4.Hot Springs in Wyoming: Hobo Pool - Saratoga

Hot Springs in Wyoming: Hobo Pool - Saratoga
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Another option for a relaxing soak in the healing waters of a hot spring in the town of Saratoga, the Hobo Pool is open year-round, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week. There is also no admission fee for the two natural pools located next to the Platte River, where locals and visitors alike can experience the warm water from where the hot springs meet the flowing river water. Temperatures at the Hobo Pool vary from 101 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. For warmer water, the Lobster Pot is located at the end of the pool.

300 E Walnut Ave, Saratoga, WY 82331, Phone: 307-326-8335

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5.Wyoming Hot Springs: Boiling River Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming Hot Springs: Boiling River Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park
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Located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, the Boiling River Hot Springs is a lesser known locale for swimming situated near the park’s North Entrance. Visitors can follow the large steam clouds to where the hot springs meet the cold Gardner River to find a spot boasting the perfect temperature for a relaxing soak. In addition to soaking in the waters of this natural hydrothermal phenomenon, visitors can also stroll along the boardwalks to explore the Mammoth area’s geothermal terrace system that discharges around five hundred gallons of steamy, hot water every minute.

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381

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