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Address: U.S. 14, Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, WY
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We came upon this place on our way to Yellowstone National Park. It was a great place to see the falls and take a little 1/8 mile trail. It has 3 places to overlook the fall area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came upon this place on our way to Yellowstone National Park. It was a great place to see the falls and take a little 1/8 mile trail. It has 3 places to overlook the fall area.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This drive via HWY 14 is well worth the trouble. Shell Falls is a beautiful stop and the short trail and Visitor Center is a must stop. But the entire canyon is spectacular. The formations are unique and fascinating and every turn is a new surprise!

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'm really glad we took the time to go see this Falls. It was early in the season and everything was closed at the Falls But you can't turn off the Falls just because it's winter, so we had a great time exploring the area almost all by ourselves. It was fabulous. It was SOOOO nice not to have a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a nice surprise on our drive from Cody to Sheridan. We met the nicest ranger there. She was very friendly and gave excellent information.

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Louisville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a nice stop on the west side of the Big Horn Mountains, on Hwy 14. The National Forest Service has done a wonderful job of providing interpretive information about the falls, local wildlife, local plants, and the ecosystem. There is a short, easy walking trail to see the falls. There is an information center (open during normal business... More 

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KC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This small park offers three vantage points of the falls. There is also a short (less than 1/2 mile round trip) hike with descriptions of native plants.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to take a moment and stretch your legs. The view is gorgeous and never a disappointment.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wow. One of the most spectacular sites I've been to. Worth pulling off the highway. Thank you US Forest Service, for creating an accessible experience out of a difficult site.

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Valpo Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After a beautiful drive up the mountain, we all needed a potty break. Little did we know this awesome place was waiting for us. We loved the falls at sunset, the interesting trails just steps from parking, and watching the hummingbirds. Great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Magnificent views of the Shell Falls. Great little center with good info. Amazing that folks came through this area long ago.

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