Kelly Warm Spring

One of the places we stopped along the way is the spring on Gros Ventre road, just outside of the town of Kelly which is north of Jackson at the edge of Grand Teton National Park.

It only gets to around 80F so technically it’s not a “hot” spring.

The ducks seem to love it and in the springtime there are usually elk and bison milling about since the grass greens up early there. People (idiots) have also been dumping their aquarium fish in the spring so it is full of schools of goldfish and cichlids. 🙄

Sadly these non-native fish are disrupting the ecosystem. 😡

Still, it is beautiful and the steam coming off of it on a cold winter’s day makes it even moreso.

It looks tempting to wade out into but it’s probably not a good idea to soak in this particular spring since it has a high level of e-coli and Naegleria fowleri, a brain eating amoeba. 😳

Of course I wanted to walk around the entire thing and get as many photos as I could but I was also anxious to go further up the road to see what we could find. And boy, did we find a few things!

But more on that in another post… 🙂

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