Green Canyon Hot Springs and Resort Idaho Soaking
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• Green Canyon Hot Springs has 3 pools and a huge campground
• The spring holds swimming lessons in a "swim camp" format

Green Canyon is a developed, rural soaking spot in the emerald green hills of Canyon Creek, 30 miles from Driggs. In addition to geothermal mineral water pools, this spot has a huge campground.

The springs' history dates back to the 19th century. Native Americans knew about the spring and enjoyed its rejuvenating properties long before the first Europeans arrived.

Robert Stuart and his group visited the springs in September of 1812. They camped in the area and soaked in the hot springs before crossing the Big Hole Mountains into Teton Valley. The rumors about the place spread quickly, and soon, more settlers came there to enjoy the healing waters.

The Pincock family moved to the area and built the first pool there. Later, they built dressing rooms, expanded the pool's size, and created a recreational resort.

You can either swing by during the day for a refreshing dip or stay overnight at the campground.

Geothermal Water & Soaking

Geothermal water comes out of the spring at 115° F (46° C) degrees and is piped into 3 pools.

The big pool is maintained at 96° F (36° C) for comfortable swimming.

The hydrojet soaking hot pool is 105° F (41° C).

The third pool is essentially a cold plunge with a temperature of 55° F (13° C).

Also, you can book a whole pool for yourself outside the public open time.

The bathsuits are required at Green Canyon.

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Beyond Hot Springs: Other Adventures

The Green Canyon provides swimming lessons in a "swim camp" format.

The surrounding area, including Grand Teton National Park, is a fantastic outdoor getaway with fishing, hiking, biking, and other adventures.

Camping & Lodging

The spring has an RV hookup and tent campground.

Alternatively, you can book a hotel at Driggs.

Affordable short and long-term rentals near Green Canyon Hot Springs

Green Canyon Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 30 miles southwest of Driggs • Eastern Idaho • USA
Open: Year-round
Development: Swimming pool, soaking pool, cold plunge
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities & Services: Campground, picnic areas, snack bar

Hiking distance: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes

Elevation: 6,000 ft (1,830 m)

Water T° (source):115° F (46° C)
Water T° (swimming pool): 96° F (36° C)
Water T° (swimming pool): 105° F (41° C)
Water T° (cold plunge): 55° F (13° C)
Odor: None
Chemical used: None

Directions to Green Canyon Hot Springs

From Driggs,

  • Take ID-33 W/N Main St northbound toward Depot St/E Wallace Ave for 25.1 miles
  • Turn left onto N Canyon Creek Road and follow it for 1.7 miles
  • Continue onto S Cyn Crk Road for 2.3 miles.

Phone: 208-458-4454

Address: 2432 N Canyon Creek Rd, Newdale, ID 83436

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