Winter Wonderland: Wyoming
Bridger-Teton National Forest on Angle Mountain at 8,654 feet in elevation just a short 45-minute drive from the town of Jackson Hole Wyoming. Togwotee Mountain Lodge (pronounced “toga-tea”) is a quintessential winter destination offering charming, rustic cabins with full kitchens and cozy fireplaces—and best of all, guests can drive snowmobiles right up to their cabin door after a day’s adventure in the snow. Considered to be America’s “Best for Sledheads” there are 600 miles of snow-packed adventure along the Continental Divide for snowmobiling, snowshoeing & dog sled tours through the back country of the Tetons. Winter guests are encouraged to bring a bathing suit to stop for a soak at Granite Hot Springs. These little-known hot springs are located just above Granite Creek Falls and set amongst gigantic spruce, fir and pine trees alongside sheer granite cliffs that tower thousands of feet overhead. Originally built in 1935, they offer jaw-dropping panoramic scenery in all directions. During the winter months, the hot springs can only be accessed via snowmobile dog sled, snow bike or skiing. Winter is also the best time for wildlife viewing to spot gray wolves, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, moose and bald eagles.