Near Shell in Big Horn County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
At the bottom of Shell Canyon, Shell Creek flows as it has for the last million years, continuing to cut through these sedimentary and igneous rocks, deepening the Canyon. Shell Canyon was formed by this gradual process of stream erosion, cutting through layers of limestone, siltstone, shale, dolomite, and granite. The rolling landscape at the base of the cliffs was formed by slumping, the mass movement of soil and rocks from the cliffs into the valley.
Erected by Bighorn National Forest.
Location. 44° 34.815′ N, 107° 40.423′ W. Marker is near Shell, Wyoming, in Big Horn County. Marker is on U.S. 14, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located along the Bighorn Scenic Byway approximately seven miles east of Shell. Marker is in this post office area: Shell WY 82441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Beef Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bighorn Basin – Its History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wildfire! (approx. 1.5 miles away); Carving a Course (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lifeblood of the West (approx. 2.9 miles away); Oasis in the Desert (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hummingbirds (approx. 2.9 miles away); Shaping a Canyon (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shell.
More about this marker. The illustrative drawing on the marker was done by Connie J. Robinson in 1989.
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