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Shell Falls, Sheridan

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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  • A high volume Beautiful Waterfall hear Highway, there is a longer trail thur the Canyon. Saw a Female Moose on the way to Falls.  more »
  • This is my favorite place to stop in the Bighorns. The waterfall is stunning every time, even though I've seen it dozens of times. Nice walking trails and facilities here as well.  more »
  • Beautiful waterfall with a lovely garden. Visitors center was closed when I stopped in, but looked like a nice facility. Portable toilets outside, though.
  • Wonderful waterfall. Well worth a stop. Take your camera.

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