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Shell Bench Trail #184

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

A nice ride 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

Singletrack

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°)

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Description

This is considered to be one of the better rides 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 riders will clean it up. This is a fun ride 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Laine Parish

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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#149

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Nice little climbs through the trees.
Apr 23, 2018 near Greybull, WY
The dramatic walls of Shell Canyon.
May 22, 2017 near Greybull, WY
This spectacular view of the western slope of the Northern Bighorn Mountains is the backdrop for all of the Bad Medicine Rides/Races!
May 21, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Not the smoothest in parts but still fun!
Apr 23, 2018 near Greybull, WY
Getting away from it all.
Apr 23, 2018 near Greybull, WY

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Jun 23, 2019
Julie Nutter
Beautiful trail! Lots of washouts in the downed timber area. Use app to stay on trail, there are a couple of other trails you may take accidentally… 10.6mi
Aug 20, 2017
Chris Stewart
Hard time finding the start of this trail from Ranger Creek. Once on it, lots of cool rocks and brief, steep climbs. Not a lot of traffic. Moose! 6.5mi — 1h 45m