Wyoming Hot Springs

Discover the best hot springs in Wyoming!

Wyoming is one of USA’s most underrated states in the country. Filled with breath-taking national parks and drenched in culture, Wyoming has something for everyone.

Being the least populated state, there’s definitely enough room to explore and find the peace that we’re all craving. With a variety of attractions to visit, you certainly won’t be disappointed with your trip to Wyoming.

What’s more, Grand Teton National Forest, one of Wyoming’s natural beauties, was the inspiration for Disney’s The Good Dinosaur. So, if it’s good enough for Disney, then it’s good enough for us!

Not only this, but this state has a wealth of hot springs to visit. From luxury spa resorts to primitive areas, Wyoming’s hot springs cater to everybody. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or you’re searching for a decent trek to find some thermal waters, you’re sure to find a location that suits you.

Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park is also home to around 60% of the world’s geysers. So, if you’re wanting to experience a variety of natural wonders, then Wyoming certainly has a lot to offer.

Here, we will share with you our six favorite hot springs to visit in this state. We’ll also share a list of all of the hot springs that you can visit during your trip,  so you can decide where to explore further.

6 Best Hot Springs in Wyoming

Wyoming can get a pretty hard rep for its cloudy weather, but their winters are just magical. And they’re the best time to visit hot springs.

Open all year round, bathing in the warm waters whilst being surrounded by snowflakes adds to the enchanting experience of what Wyoming has to offer.

Written in no particular order, here are the six best hot springs in this state.

Granite Hot Springs

Located along the Hoback Canyon in Jackson, Granite Hot Springs offers optimal relaxation and serenity. Both a man-made swimming pool and the natural springs bath are hidden away in the Gros Ventre Mountains, giving you a spectacular view whilst you have a soak and swim.

If you’re wanting more of an adventure during your winter trip, you can only get there by snowmobile or dog sled. You can also rent a cross country ski, which takes around 3-4 hours. A popular day out, visitors usually ski to the hot springs before having a well-deserved rest in the healing waters.

If this isn’t quite what you’re after, then you can simply drive to the springs during the summer period, pitch up a tent and bask in the peace of the mountains.

Whilst visiting Granite Hot Springs isn’t free, there’s just a small cost to soak and camp, ranging from $5-$15 dollars a night.

It’s also important to note the opening times down as seasonal times differ: 10-8 in the summer (May-October) and 10-6 in the winter (December to April).

Astoria Hot Springs

Consisting of five man-made mineral hot spring fed pools, Astoria Hot Springs Park certainly gives you variety. The pools offer different temperatures, so you can soak in your preferred waters.

Each pool has its own name, including: The Leisure Pool, The Children’s Pool; the River Soaking Pools and The Meadow Pool. This selection makes Astoria Hot Springs perfect for the entire family visit – they’re not too hot and not too cold.

Located in Astoria Hot Springs Park in Teton National Forest, the Park itself is looked after by the Astoria Park Conservancy Trust. They are a non-profit organization with a mission to improve liveability, health and wellbeing through connecting their community with yours.

This makes Astoria the ideal destination for your hot springs visit if you’re a mindful traveller who prioritizes sustainability, conservation and wellness.

Not only can you take a soak on your own terms, but you can also join in in healing activities, such as yoga, meditation and crystal sounds baths.

The hot springs are fantastic for rejuvenation as the waters are filled with rich minerals that alleviate stress and depression, making Astoria the perfect place to stretch, breathe and relax.

Hobo Hot Springs

Free, clean and natural, Hobo Hot Springs are a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. They are located in Saratoga, between Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountain Range. This location offers an idyllic and peaceful surrounding for you to have a dip.

If you’re looking for a hot springs that isn’t too hard work to get to, then Hobo is perfect. With easy access to the springs, you can enjoy a pleasant walk around the park before getting into your costume for a dip (no skinny dipping allowed this time!).

Open and free to the public all year round, there are two hot springs to choose with temperatures ranging from 106°F to 119°F. On average, you’ll be relaxing in mineral waters of 100°F, keeping you warm during those chillier visits.

Whilst the visit itself is free, donations are kindly welcomed, with a donation box situated next to the dressing room. Without these donations, the hot springs wouldn’t be well-maintained and free to use, so anything is appreciated.

Also, if you have a dog, then that’s great. Hobo Hot Springs is pet friendly – just make sure you keep your dog on a leash when you’re in the pools.

Hellie’s Tepee Pools

If you, like us, want to lounge around, do nothing, soak in some hot springs and not feel an ounce of guilt about it, then Hellie’s Tepee Pools are the place to go!

Consisting of a steam bath and multiple pools, this location offers a different thermal encounter.

Located in Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Hellie’s is home to the world’s largest hot springs. What makes this facility so different are the thermal fountains, steam bath and slides. There isn’t quite another place like it.

The steam bath is definitely an awesome experience. Using waters from the hot spring, steam is sprayed into the room, giving you a spa-like feel (once you get over the strong smell of sulphur, that is).

Whilst the pools themselves are more of a resemblance to normal swimming pools, the free-flow hot tubs reflect more of a natural hot spring. With temperatures of 106°F, you can lap up the mineral waters. But you only have 20 minutes, and then you’re out!

So, if you’re looking for a quick dip and a unique experience in thermal waters, then add Hellie’s Tepee Pools to your list of places to visit.

Saratoga Hot Springs Resort

If you’re looking for a lavish spa resort during your trip to Wyoming, then Saratoga Resort is certainly worth a visit.

A location filled with history and healing, the region’s name means ‘place of magic waters’. Known for its restorative abilities, the hot springs in Saratoga Resort offer temperatures of up to 112°F.

Alongside the revitalizing thermal waters, the resort also has a fitness centre, spa, restaurant and brewery. Saratoga even has a spectacular public golf course for you to enjoy. 

The accommodation is contemporary and luxuriously comfortable, with flat-screen TVs and king-size beds that overlook the North Fork Platte River. Other services offer a range of massages, reflexology and treatments, such as mud detox and foot exfoliation.

Boiling River Hot Springs

Boiling River Hot Springs is a hugely popular hot springs destination in this state, so we couldn’t just leave it out.

Located in the mesmerizing Yellowstone National Park, which is also home to over half of the world’s geysers, Boiling River Hot Springs offers a unique sensory experience as the spring itself is found between an intersection of the cold river and the warm hot spring. You can feel the hot and cold water mix around you, creating a temperature that continues to sway and swirl as you enjoy a soak in the natural waters.

However, since the flood of 2022, Boiling River Hot Spring has been closed to the public. Due to the flooding, the river’s surge changed directions, causing the usual merging of cold and hot waters to cease.

The walkways were also damaged due to the flooding, stopping any access into the area.

So, whilst we love and appreciate the uniqueness of Boiling Hot Springs, and we hope to see it open to the public again soon, it’s unfortunately currently closed.

A Comprehensive List of Wyoming Hot Springs

Now you have a feel of what Wyoming can offer, have a look at our full list of hot springs below.

Hot SpringLocation in WyomingDeveloped or Primitive
Astoria HSHobackDeveloped
Boiling River HSYellowstone NPPrimitive (Closed)
Firehole River HSYellowstone NPPrimitive
Fountain of Youth RV ParkThermopolisDeveloped
Granite HSJackson HoleDeveloped
Hot Springs State ParkThermopolisDeveloped
Hobo HSSaratogaPrimitive
Saratoga HS ResortSaratogaDeveloped

Primitive Hot Springs

Primitive hot springs usually refer to areas that have limited facilities. Some primitive hot spring destinations are completely deserted, with just the hot spring for you to visit. Other locations offer basic amenities, such as dressing rooms and, if you’re lucky, a toilet.

There are a range of primitive hot springs to choose from in Wyoming, but not all are too basic.

Developed Hot Springs

Developed hot springs offer a more organized experience compared to primitive locations. These range from spa-like facilities to other amenities, such as swimming pools and slides.

They also usually include an entrance fee, meaning that all pools and springs are well-maintained and guarantee a high level of cleanliness.

Lastly, developed areas, like Saratoga, are normally easily accessible and convenient, meaning you won’t need to go on a trek to enjoy these types of hot springs.

With so much to see and enjoy in Wyoming, it’s no wonder why this state is a must-see. If you’re a lover of hot springs, beautiful scenery, adventure and luxurious getaways, then Wyoming has something to offer for everybody.