Shell Falls


July, 2003

State: Wyoming

Location: Bighorn County, in the Bighorn Mountains

Height: 120

Crest: 10?

Water Source: Shell Creek

Waypoint: 44.58639N 107.61278W

Summary: This is an impressive waterfall, and easy to visit. If you are travelling from the east, this is a good stop on your way to Yellowstone.

Shell Falls is located in the Shell Canyon, a few miles east of Shell Wyoming, 14 miles east of Greybull. There is a small roadside interpretive center along highway 14 from which you can view the falls.

The canyon is very impressive. Enjoy the drive, and try to keep your eyes on the road. The views from the platforms are nice, but a little limited. The creek takes a right turn at the base of the falls. Getting into the gorge would be all but impossible. According to the signs at the interpretive center, there is another waterfall downstream, but I have no idea how one would get to it.

Nearby Falls

Porcupine Falls and Bucking Mule Falls are also in the Bighorn Mountains. There are to the north, off of Alt 14.

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July 15, 2003

The gorge.

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