If you’re anything like me y0u’ve been driving around with your sled in the back of your truck since the middle of October. How else are fellow motorists supposed to know that you have a sled and are thus super rad? Unfortunately with this aura of radness comes a lot of questions from significant others/random hookups/prospects about taking “them” snowmobiling. Well, your group of friends would rather you not show up for a sled mission than show up with your girlfriend/boyfriend. So, how do you satisfy your urge, nah, need to burn two-stroke without ostracizing yourself from your friends? Enter Granite Hot Springs.
Granite Hot Springs is a fairly easy, eight-mile snowmobile ride from Highway 189/191 just south of Jackson. Alternatively, you can snowshoe or skin the eight miles, although that kind of trip on flat terrain is a bit arduous in my opinion.
To get there, head south from Jackson, taking a left at Hoback Jackson and continue on 189/191 South about 11.5 miles to the turnoff on the left. There’s ample snowmobile parking in the lot. The springs are generally open during daylight hours during winter and summer, but may be closed during shoulder seasons. Call (307) 734-7400 to confirm hours. Entry is five bucks, cash. Also, there’s no boozing in the springs, sorry!