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Shell Bench Trail #184

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3)

A nice run that moves from alpine forest to desert canyon: a great way to experience Shell Canyon!


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Map Key

10.6

Miles

17.0

KM

89%

Runnable

7,805' 2,379 m

High

5,114' 1,559 m

Low

297' 91 m

Up

2,870' 875 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This is considered to be one of the better runs in the Bighorns as the trail moves from a fun forest section to a fast and steep canyon descent. As of late, the trail is a little dirty with loose rock but more runners will clean it up. This is a fun run and a great way to experience Shell Canyon, Ten Sleep Canyon's long-forgotten sibling.

For the best experience, plan to ride this as a point-to-point. Start by leaving a vehicle at the Post Creek Parking Area off of Highway 14 and then drive another vehicle to the Adelaide TH off of Ranger Creek Road.

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Shared By:

Laine Parish

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#138

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#6,358

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The rim of Shell Canyon looking southwest. This trail features some of the most diverse terrain Wyoming has to offer, with high alpine forests, mid-mountain ponderosa forests, steep canyon walls, and low desert landscapes.
Jun 14, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Bighorn wildflowers along the Shell Bench Trail.
Jun 14, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Looking to the northwest side of Shell Canyon from the end of the Shell Bench Trail.
Jun 14, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Looking west towards high Bighorn Dolomite peaks above Shell Canyon and the Bighorn Scenic Byway.
Jun 14, 2019 near Greybull, WY

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