Explore Shell Canyon

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Added by Aaron Selig

  • Remote canyon in Northern Wyoming that offers amazing views of Shell Creek and the surrounding mountains and cliffs
  • Roadside markers help showcase the unique geological formations in this area, with places dating back over 2 billion years

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 the beautiful Shell Falls as it plunges 120ft over granite cliffs into a carved out canyon below the walkway and interpretive center.

Follow US-14 to the east and get further into the beautiful Bighorn Mountains or take US-14 west to the small town of Shell and explore the Bighorn Basin further.

Pack List

  • Water and snacks
  • Camera
  • Day pack
  • Hiking shoes
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