Deer, Elk & Fox
during spring runoff: best times to visit are late July through November.
Majority of roads into Atlanta close during winter save for one
route which is sketchy at best most winters especially given the
large amount of deaths that occur on this road during the summer
Plenty of nearby National Forest campgrounds and primitive sites to choose from.
Granite Creek Hot Spring was a welcome hot soak during the crisp
fall morning. The previous night went into single digits early on,
which made the hot spring feel that much better. We soaked briefly
with a traveler from California on his way to Yellowstone, hitting
as many hot springs along the way.
We were a little early in the season for our visit to Granite Creek Hot
Spring. The Middle Fork Boise River was running high, and subsequently
the pools of Granite Creek were semi-submerged. A soak might have been
possible if the pools were dug out and re-damned. There are campsites
nearby along the river but not any right across the road from the