Locals and visitors flock to Wyoming’s hot springs attractions to relax, recharge and admire the scenery. At Hot Springs State Park, more than 8,000 gallons of 128-degree water flows over colorful terraces along the Big Horn River every 24 hours, and there is a free bath house for therapeutic bathing. Also look for a herd of bison and the Teepee Fountain, shaped by the flow of mineral-rich groundwater. There also are two private hot springs attractions with pools, slides, sunning decks, a vapor cave and more that are accessible with paid admission.
While famed for skiing, the Jackson area also has two hot springs attractions, one that has been closed since 1999 and is reopening in 2020 as part of a nearly 100-acre, nonprofit riverside park along the Snake River. The other is tucked above Granite Creek Falls south of Jackson, featuring a waterfall-fed soaking pool and a manmade swimming pool. In winter, these springs can only be accessed by snowmobile, skies, snowshoes or dog sled.
In Saratoga, sitting on the west side of the Medicine Bow National Forest, there is a free public soaking pool and an established hot springs resort with a 70-foot outdoor hot springs pool, spa and five smaller, teepee-covered soaking pools.