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Shell Falls, Sheridan

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Shell Falls is a waterfall in the Bighorn National Forest on Shell Creek, about halfway down Shell Canyon, and a few miles upstream from the town of Shell in northeast Wyoming. The falls are 120 feet (36 meters) in height and tumble over basement rock of granite.
From the rest area and interpretive center, one can see outcrops of the Cambrian flathead sandstone, about 550 million years old, resting on 2.9 billion year old Precambrian rocks—some of the oldest rocks on earth. Visitors can also see "Copman's Tomb", a massive limestone promontory to the north.
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  • NOT anywhere near Sheridan or even Cody but just up the canyon from Shell and a little over 20 miles east of Greybull ! Pretty spectacular and still photos do not do it justice. I Do have videos but....  more
    NOT anywhere near Sheridan or even Cody but just up the canyon from Shell and a little over 20 miles east of Greybull ! Pretty spectacular and still photos do not do it justice. I Do have videos but....  more »
  • Beautiful waterfall, we spent about 15 minutes here taking pictures of the falls and river. It's a nice pause from driving the winding road. The visitor building and restrooms were closed when we... 
    Beautiful waterfall, we spent about 15 minutes here taking pictures of the falls and river. It's a nice pause from driving the winding road. The visitor building and restrooms were closed when we...  more »
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  • Wonderful place!!! A must go if you visit wyoming!!!
  • A good stop off of you happen to be in the bighorns

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