This small community is named for B.F Bondurant who established his ranch in the Hoback Canyon in 1900 and later he built a store and post office. Bondurant is a small ranch community located in the mountains of the scenic Hoback Canyon on US Highway 191 between Pinedale and Jackson Hole. It sits at 6,588 feet elevation and is bordered by the scenic Gros Ventre Wilderness area and the Hoback River.
In addition to its ranching heritage, the area also is significant historically and has many unique recreational opportunities nearby. The are many outdoor recreational activities to enjoy in Bondurant including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and horseback riding. The nearby Gros Ventre Wilderness Area is remote and relatively unknown, offering spectacular scenic views for hiking and hunting. Granite Hot Springs makes a great destination both summer and winter to enjoy the uncrowded thermal pool and nearby campground.
Bondurant and HobackArea History
On Sept. 26 1811, the Astor party with William Price Hunt, 61 people and 118 horses entered the Hoback Canyon near Bondurant while making their way westward to the Pacific Ocean. The basin was known then as Jackson’s Little Hole. The three legendary trappers, Hoback, Reznor and Robinson, guided the party. These were the first known white men to pass through the Upper Green river Valley. From that time on, the stream and canyon became known as The Hoback.
Bondurant is in Sublette County. The community was named after B.F. Bondurant, first postmaster.
Elevation: 6,611 ft