Free Astoria Hot Springs in Jackson Hole
This free hot springs in Jackson Hole is a gem that you don’t want to miss!
What is it?
The hot springs are made up of about 5 or so small “pools.”
Two of the pools are together at the bottom of the trail, and then if you walk another 50 feet or so you can find about 3 more small pools.
The temperature of the springs depends on which one you are in, but they are quite hot and feel really nice.
They are big enough and deep enough to fit several people in each one.
Pro tip: Try dipping in the hot springs and then running into the cold river and taking a dip in there!
How to Find the Hot Springs
First, find the Astoria Hot Springs Resort. The free hot springs are right across the river from the resort.
When you see the red bridge, you will know that you are close.
Head into the gravel parking lot near the bridge. There are two parking lots, one closer to the bridge and one a little further away – go to the one that’s a little further away from the bridge.
After you park look for the dirt trails. There are two paths you can take. The one that goes downward will take you to the first two hot springs.
The trail that goes along the top will take you to the hot springs that are a little further away. Basically, both paths will lead you to the hot springs, so it doesn’t matter which one you choose.
- These are HOT springs so they will probably be most enjoyable in the winter, spring, or fall. In the summer it might be best to head there early in the morning, or in the evening when it’s a little cooler outside.
- The bottom floor of the hot springs has sharp rocks so walk carefully or wear water shoes.
- The hot springs may smell like sulfur (aka rotten eggs) so prepare yourself for that!
The Flat Creek Inn is the perfect place to stay when you come visit the free Astoria Hot Springs!
Shan’tel Christensen is a mother of 5 and a graduate student. She enjoys the beauty of nature and little getaways to amazing places like Jackson Hole.