Shell Canyon, Wyoming

September 1, 2017   We stop for fuel in Greybull and pick up some ice before heading out. We travel for a while before starting to climb, yet again, in elevation, and we come to Shell Canyon. What can I say about Shell Canyon other than WOW! Decently wide two-lane road gives way to a narrow two-lane road that slithers like a snake through this beautiful rock canyon … with no place to stop and take a picture until we burst out at the end of this short drive where there is a large dirt viewing area. I take a few photos of mountains, but that canyon. Wow.
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The boys get a bit of walkabout and I feed them their evening meal before we tackle climbing the switch-backs to the top where there are plenty of places to pull over.
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It’s getting late and we must find a place to park for the night at least, but a few days would be even better. Not only are we weary of driving, it’s Labor Day Weekend and I don’t want to be on the road.
Our first attempt is a campground a mile and half off the main road back down into a canyon. It’s full. On the way back to Highway I decide to check out the picnic area we passed coming in. Maybe, if no one is around we could sneak in a night here. Not a soul is around, but I catch movement out of the corner of my eye and it’s a moose! A little to the left is more movement and it’s her calf! I get some shots of them from inside the vehicle and decide we will move on and not disturb them.


We travel on to find a place to camp for the night. The day is getting old, but adventure isn’t through with us yet. To be continued …

Thank you for following 2Dogs’ adventures!  Hugs, Shawna

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am a mother to two handsome, wonderful sons, Scott and Jeremy, three fur babies: Burger my elderly wire hair fox terrier, and Fries and Charlie the Chiweenie Brothers. I am also proud grandma to four beautiful, sweet, lovely grandchildren: Emma, Fletcher, Zachary, and Patton. I am a sister, aunt, and friend. I am a traveler. I am so glad you have decided to join me on this adventure.

2 thoughts on “Shell Canyon, Wyoming”

  1. Wow, just WOW! What a drive that must have been. It was hot here then but 40 this morning on the pine tree thermometer….Temperatures are getting better! Got about a gallon plus nectarines off my tree about a week ago and the apples are getting about ready. Still getting some squash and tomatoes. Don’t remember if I told you. My grand daughter did fairly well with her pig at the fair, in spite of the heat. Stay well and enjoy the journey..Hugs.

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  2. Glad to hear your temps are moderating. Wish it were here. Yesterday temps in low 90s and humidity probably 70%. Yucky!!! Today … Hot, less humid, but wind is screaming; hard enough that I got off the road by 10:00. That’s a lot of plums by the way! Enjoy!

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