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  • Shell, Wyoming

    Drive the Bighorn Scenic Byway

    Loaded with viewpoints and hiking trails along the way, the Bighorn Scenic Byway is a 57-mile scenic drive that carves its way through the mountains of Bighorn National Forest. The byway runs between Shell and Dayton, Wyoming along US Highway 14. This route is open between May and September. On...
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  • Shell, Wyoming

    Explore Shell Canyon

    4.0
    Shell Creek starts high up in the Bighorn Mountains, and flows through the Bighorn National Forest until it reaches the Bighorn River, near the small western town of Greybull. Shell Canyon has been carved out over millions of years, creating deep limestone and granite cliffs. Make sure to stop at...
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  • Greybull, Wyoming

    Explore the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

    Located between Greybull and Shell, sits a very unique & family-friendly pit stop. It’s a place where visitors can literally walk in the footprints of dinosaurs! Discovered in 1997, the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite is Wyoming's largest and most unique tracksite. It is one of the only sites t...
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  • Greybull, Wyoming

    Ski Moonlight Peak

    2 mi / 900 ft gain
    The Bighorns have a whole lot to offer in any season. Most people probably do not think of the Bighorns as a ski destination, partly because there are only 2 ski areas in the whole range, and one, Antelope Butte was closed from 2004 until it reopened in 2018. To the west across the highway is a z...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Robin Lake via Solitude Loop Trail

    5.0
    12.82 mi / 1949 ft gain
    Starting at Coffeen Park, head south on the Solitude Trail. This trail will wind through the woods for several miles, passing Lake Geneva, and then Solitude Lake. After a glimpse of Solitude (it's a bit off the trail to the west), you'll start the climb up to Geneva Pass. After Geneva Lake, the e...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Hike to Rainbow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    Best accessed from the Geneva Pass trail, Rainbow Lake is a gorgeous hidden gem. It's not on the main Solitude Trail or the Lake Loop, but it's pretty straightforward to access. The lake is most easily reached via the Cliff Lake Trail. If you're approaching from Geneva Pass, take the Cliff Lake T...
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  • Parkman, Wyoming

    Hike Tongue River Canyon

    8.8 mi / 830 ft gain
    Starting at the Tongue Canyon Campground, the trail meanders next to the river as the canyon walls get deeper and deeper. There are some pretty incredible limestone walls here, and the views along the canyon are excellent. Eventually you'll start to climb a bit more, away from the river and up in...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Summit Blacktooth Mountain

    24 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To get to the Little Goose Trailhead make sure you have a vehicle capable of traveling over very rough terrain and big rocks and cross 3 creeks, one of which is about 50 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Four-wheel drive would be strongly recommended.  From the Little Goose Trailhead you will need to hi...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Highland Lake

    5.0
    16 mi / 1500 ft gain
    To get to Little Goose Trailhead take Red Grade Rd. west out of the little town on Bighorn for about 10 miles, then keep your eye out for FS Rd. 314 on the left, this you will follow until the road will eventually dead-end at the trailhead. There are a couple creek crossings and the road is prett...
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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Summit Cloud Peak

    4.8
    23 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Although there is more than one way to access the peak, the most commonly used route begins at the West Tensleep Trailhead & Campground (44.258019, -107.215344) (Elevation: 9101 ft.) The trailhead can be reached from Buffalo, WY. Heading Southwest on Cloud Peak Scenic Byway (HWY 16) turn lef...
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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Hike to Bomber Mountain

    5.0
    22.8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Starting at West Tensleep Lake Trailhead is the best place to begin the trek up to Bomber Mountain. It is a 6.5 mile hike up to Mistymoon Lake following trail #63. It is about 1,100 foot elevation gain in the 6.5 miles, and the hike is very nice going in and out of the trees so you can get some s...
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  • Ten Sleep, Wyoming

    Lost Twin Lakes Trail

    5.0
    13.44 mi / 2992 ft gain
    Lost Twin Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Buffalo, Wyoming.
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  • Ranchester, Wyoming

    Big Horn Scenic Byway: Dayton to Shell

    5.0
    57.26 mi / 6444 ft gain
    Big Horn Scenic Byway: Dayton to Shell is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Ten Sleep, Wyoming

    Camp at Sitting Bull Campground

    Sitting Bull Campground is located in the Bighorn National Forest, on the west side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway near the Cloud Peak Wilderness (51 miles east of Worland, WY). The campground is adjacent to a beautiful mountain meadow that provides views of the surrounding mountains as well as oppo...
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  • Lovell, Wyoming

    Explore Devil's Overlook in Bighorn Canyon

    4.5
    Bighorn Canyon is a quiet and beautiful National Recreation Area covering parts of Montana and Wyoming. No trip here would be complete without a visit to the iconic Devil's Overlook. It's best to enter through the southern entrance - to get to there, head east on Rd 14a from Lowell, WY. Turn left...
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  • Ten Sleep, Wyoming

    Rock Climbing Ten Sleep

    5.0
    Ten Sleep Canyon is one of the best places to climb in the US. Located in North Central Wyoming, it is home to almost nobody other than the wild life. The closest town is Ten Sleep, population of about 210 people. The town has everything you might need: a coffee shop with Wifi and a great Bar w...
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Camping and Lodging in Shell

Shell Creek
Greybull, Wyoming

Shell Creek

Ranger Creek Recreation Area
Greybull, Wyoming

Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Greybull KOA Holiday
Greybull, Wyoming

Greybull KOA Holiday

Owen Creek
Dayton, Wyoming

Owen Creek

Pine Island Group Area
Dayton, Wyoming

Pine Island Group Area

Prune Creek
Dayton, Wyoming

Prune Creek

Guides, Insights and Stories from Shell

The Bighorn Mountains are one of Wyoming's Best Kept Secrets

The Bighorn Mountains are one of Wyoming's Best Kept Secrets

Kyle Frost