About Shell, Wyoming
Enterprises is located near the rural community of Shell, in northern Wyoming. The little town of 50 lies in a spacious
valley made by Shell Creek to the east and Trapper Creek to the south. Ranches, farmland and horse or cow pastures
cover most of the valley. Shell is
surrounded by the mountains forming the Big Horn Basin.
The Big Horns to the east, The Carters and Absarokas to the west and
the Owl Creeks south.
miles east from Shell, US Highway 14 enters Shell
canyon. Tall facades of granite cut
out by the small creek over millions of years make for scenic vistas, which
are made all the better by the fresh mountain air. The Big Horns rise to 9000 feet above sea
level at Granite Pass, with Cloud Peak
being the highest point at 13000 feet above sea level. Fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling and
hiking are just a few of the many activities available in the Big Horns.
Greybull is the
nearest town, 15 miles to the west, with a population of 1700. Located 50 miles west of Greybull, Cody
offers all of the amenities of the "big city" along with the
nationally renowned Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Another 50 miles west of Cody brings you to
the gates of Yellowstone National Park, a popular destination
for many vacationers. 70 miles south
of Greybull, Hot Springs State Park, in
Thermopolis, offers swimming or soaking in the world’s largest mineral hot springs. Powell, 45 miles northwest of Greybull,
offers higher education at Northwest College.
Industry in the
Big Horn Basin
includes raising crops and livestock, producing gypsum and bentonite,
extracting oil via wells and rail shipping on the Burlington Northern-Santa
We live in a
beautiful piece of country, and thanks to the advent of technology, we can
make our living here.