Shell Falls Interpretive Site

Shell Falls Interpretive Site

This beautiful Visitor Center is a popular stop along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Look at Shell Falls and walk along the interpretive trail.

Over the past million years, Shell Creek has incised a deep chasm through the sedimentary stone and ancient granite. The water of Shell Falls, dropping at a rate of 3,600 gallons per second, follows fractures in the resistant granite. Shell Canyon is named for the shell fossils found in the sedimentary canyon walls.

Directions:

From Shell, WY, take Hwy 14 east for approximately 11 miles.