After camping, driving and exploring the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in Wyoming not too far from Cheyenne Wyoming we stopped off at a free hot springs. As Penny Pinching Globetrotters we love all things FREE and we were not disappointed in this free hot springs.The free hot springs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can literally go at ANY time of the year.
The free hot springs were located in Wyoming at the end of the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the town of Saratoga.
There was plenty of free parking at the free HOBO Hot Springs area but RVs need to park further back. Just look for the signage telling you where to park. There also is a public pool that shares the same parking lot.
The inground pool is not free and happened to be closed when we were there because it has seasonal hours from late May to early September. This is one of the last pools in Wyoming that are outdoors. You’ll find the free Hot Springs by taking the path on the right hand side of the pool building and following it to the area behind the pool.
There are two pool areas, each with a different layout and water temperature. Both offer seating around the outside of the hot springs.
They were also dressing rooms with showers and a bathroom. But be warned everything but the toilet area is open with no privacy. There are no shower curtains and the showers offer no privacy. The changing area is also in the open with benches along the wall and hooks for clothes. There were sinks near the entrance.
They offered these changing areas and restrooms for both male and female. In between the bathrooms was a white board where they recorded the current temperature of the pools, which changes depending on what part of the pool you are in and the time of day. The pool is heated and can be as hot as 120F depending on what time of year you get in. There was also a water fountain here. And more benches to wait on someone in the changing area.
There were maybe a handful of people there when we visited in late August. Some where locals and some where travelers like ourselves. Everyone we encountered made as feel welcome.
The hot springs water was warm but felt amazing to me for a 15-20 minute dip. However, it was too hot for Wade. Luckily there are benches for him to sit on around the hot springs area.
There are stairs going down to each pool with a handrail. I suggest that you hold the handrail as the steps have algae and are a little bit slippery. I slipped slightly but was thankfully holding the rail.
The hot springs have a natural sand/rock bottom. Some water shoes like Keens might be good in this situation but I was barefoot.
Over all I really enjoyed the relaxing soak at the free hot springs in Saratoga, Wyoming . There is even free camping nearby.
If you are in this area, I highly recommend you make the stop and enjoy these free hot springs in Satonga, Wyoming. It is a great stop after cruising along the Snowy Range Scenic Drive.
Have you driven the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in Wyoming? Did you stop at the free hot springs?
Penny Pinching Globetrotter