Hoback Guard Station

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Hoback Guard Station

Hoback Guard Station beckons guests who want a scenic backcountry experience with the convenience of electricity and running water. The Hoback Guard Station is approximately 59 miles from Big Piney, Wyoming and 33 miles from Jackson, Wyoming. There is an indoor bathroom and shower. Water and indoor bathroom facilities are available in the summer months only. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove, refrigerator, a variety of cookware and utensils, and a sink. The cabin has electric heat. Pets and stock are allowed at the GS. Livestock may be kept in the corral behind the bunkhouse. If you bring hay it must be certified weed free. No smoking is allowed in the bunkhouse, and all trash must be taken with you when you leave. The cabin is available for rent in the winter, however parking can be difficult as the road to the guard station is not plowed. Visitors need to be prepared to bring their own water in the winter as well as be ready to walk in and carry gear the distance up the drive to the cabin.

Natural Features:
Willows and pines provide sparse shade, and grasses and summer wildflowers are abundant. A creek runs alongside the guard station, which sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet. The guard station sits below Monument Ridge and offers spectacular views of the Gros Ventre Mountain Range.

Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails crisscross the surrounding mountains, leading visitors to impressive scenery like Cliff Creek Falls, Shoal Creek Falls, and the historic Monument Ridge Lookout. Nearby Cliff Creek and the Hoback River provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Additionally, the guard station is just minutes away from the Raspberry Ridge, Jack Creek, and Fisherman Creek ATV trails.

Snake River Canyon begins just 15 miles west, with excellent rafting, kayaking, fishing and scenery.

Nearby Attractions:
Popular Jackson, Wyoming is 33 miles away, with restaurants, groceries, galleries, and ski resorts with both winter and summer activities. Grand Teton National Park is just beyond Jackson, with hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and breathtaking scenery.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov
Fees $30/group size of 4
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the Town of Daniel, Wyoming head north on United States Highway 189 (US 189) for approximately 2 miles until you reach the junction of US 189 and US 191. Turn left at the junction onto US 191/189. Follow US 191/189 for approximately 33 miles. The entrance to the Hoback Guard Station is on the left side of the highway approximately 1 mile beyond the town of Bondurant. Please note: This site must be reserved on www.recreation.gov and needs a key to pass through the gate. Key should be retrieved from the Big Piney District Office.

Approximate Travel details from the Town of Daniel: 35 miles, 35 minutes.

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Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov


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