We are often asked what kinds of things there are to do around Shell, and in an effort to provide a bit more information to our guests, I’ve compiled some information along with links (when available). Hopefully this will help you plan your trip! I’m sure there is much more than what I list here, but you’ll just have to come see for yourself! I’ll add more as I learn of them. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Closest to the Campground

Devil’s Kitchen– halfway between Shell and Greybull, well marked and easy to find

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite- halfway between Shell and Greybull, well marked and easy to find 5 miles off the highway

Shell Falls Interpretive Site

Medicine Wheel

Trail Rides

Museums

GeoScience Center– FREE located in Greybull

Museum of Flight and Areal Firefighting– located on the west end of Greybull

Buffalo Bill Center of the West in CodyShell Creek in Shell Canyon

Fishing

Lake, River and Stream fishing

Bighorn Canyon

For more information, check out Wyoming Game and Fish

Biking

Many of the hiking trails in the area can be used for mountain biking

Scenic Drives

Highway 14, Highway 14A, and Highway 16, which are all in Bighorn National Forest

Chief Joseph Highway 

Beartooth Highway – a longer drive, but certainly worth the time

There’s also lots of scenic Back County Byways to explore

ATV trails

Many trails in the area. Some accessible right from the campground. We have maps available at the office.

Golfing

Midway Golf Course between Greybull and Basin

Olive Glenn Golf Course in Cody

Caving

Karst System in the Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area

Boat Tours

Hidden Treasure Boat Tours of Bighorn Canyon

Wildlife Viewing

Pryor Mountain Wild Horses

McCollough Peaks Mustangs- roam between Greybull and Cody on the South side of the road

Moose, elk, antelope, Bighorn sheep, mule deer, black bear, mountain lions, and many birds of prey live in the Bighorn Mountains and many can be seen while driving through. Check out the Wyoming Game and Fish for more information.

Hot Air Ballooning

Cloud Peak Ballooning

Hiking

There’s a great variety of hiking in the Bighorns, from right off the highway, Shell Falls, to backpacking Cloud Peak, and many others in between. We’d love to share our favorite hikes with you!

Breweries

Black Tooth Brewery– Sheridan

Ten Sleep Brewery– Ten Sleep

One Eyed Buffalo Brewing Company– Thermopolis

WYOld West Brewing Company– Powell

Pat O’Hara Brewing Company– Cody

Day Trips

Cody

Sheridan
Yellowstone

 

 

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