Granite Creek Trailhead
This is a remote trailhead located in the Granite Creek drainage south of Jackson. The trailhead is a large gravel parking area in thick pine and spruce forest near the creek and the developed Granite Hot Springs, which receives high use in the summer months. A lower trailhead also exists near Granite Falls, a stunning waterfall which has a small natural hot spring. The Granite Cr Road is gravel and in good condition and does not necessarily require four wheel drive, although it is recommended when wet or in the spring and fall. This is the main access to the Granite Cr Trail #4018, a non-motorized trail which enters the Gros Ventre Wilderness and leads visitors through stunning wildflower meadows surrounded by high mountain peaks and eventually up to Turquoise Lake. No facilities are located at the trailhead itself but picnic areas and bathrooms are available at the hot springs. Single kiosk with a map. No cellular service available. Trailhead is large enough for trailer turnaround. Driving time from Jackson is approximately 1 hour.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.|
|Restrictions:||This trail is located within the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Find out more here.|
|Closest Towns:||Jackson, Wyoming|
Starting from the Town of Jackson, head south to Hoback Junction. At Hoback take a left towards Pinedale on 189/191. Go approximately 11 miles south and until you see a large sign on the left for Granite Creek Recreation Area and Hot Springs, take a left here. Take this dirt road all the way to the hot springs parking area. Road is passable with two wheel drive vehicle but is fairly rough and can be muddy after rain showers. Park at the hot springs, walk down and across the bridge up to the hot spings pool. The trail begins to the left of the pool. The parking lot at the hot springs closes each night and is the gate is locked. Parking here for a day trip is acceptable but if planning on being gone on an overnight trip, visitors are encouraged to park at the waterfall parking area or the lower trailhead for Swift Creek and Shoal Falls.
Approximate travel details from Jackson, Wyoming: 33 miles.
The parking lot at the hot springs closes each night and is the gate is locked. Parking here for a day trip is acceptable but if planning on being gone on an overnight trip, visitors are encouraged to park at the waterfall parking area or the lower trailhead for Swift Creek and Shoal Falls.
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