There are hundreds of great activities, adventures and authentic western towns to explore, all within 100 miles of the mountain trails.
Check out the little town of Shell Wyoming, population 50 and home to The Hideout Guest Ranch. One of North America’s largest working cattle and guest ranches, located on 300,000 acres. Check out The Hideout by visiting: www.thehideout.com.
Also located in Shell is the historic Old Shell Lodge. The lodge dates back to 1892 and is made entirely of native river rock. Housed within it's walls is the Shell Lodge Event and Adventure Company (www.corporate-retreats-in-wyoming.com). Shell Lodge Event and Adventure Company plans corporate retreats and schedules Corporate Leadership seminars featuring the very popular Western Challenge (www.westernchallenge.com).
Other Wyoming towns to check out include charming Cody, WY (Rodeo Capital of the World), 70 miles west along highway 14 or Sheridan Wyoming (Cowboy Capital of the World) just 80 miles east along highway 14. Cody is home to the Cody Night Rodeo and features several great restaurants, antique stores and art galleries as well as the famous Buffalo Bill Center. Plan for a full day when visiting either of these great old western towns.
Also located in the Big Horn Basin are some of the largest and most important dinosaur track sites in North America. Two particularly active sites in Shell Valley are the Red Gulch Dinosaur Track site and the Gypsum Springs Dinosaur Track site. Both are full day adventures and local guides offer the opportunity to dig for your very own dinosaur bones.
Some of the best fishing in the west can be found in the Big Horn Basin and in the mountains. Animal lovers will enjoy the abundant and diverse wildlife. Check out a complete list of wildlife on the State of Wyoming's Game and Fish webpage: http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/index.asp
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