Prime Location in the Big Horn Mountains
Snowshoe Lodge is named after Snowshoe Pass, where it is located in the Bighorn National Forest of the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. The Big Horn Mountains form a northwest-tending spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward onto the Great Plains. They are separated from the Absaroka Range by the Big Horn Basin.
Snowshoe Pass and Snowshoe Lodge are situated at an elevation of 8,650 feet (i.e., approximately 2,500 meters above sea level) above the Bighorn National Forest's Ranger Creek Station; which is located above Shell Canyon.
Reached by six miles of gravel Forest Road 17 that branches off paved Highway 14 (if heading up Shell Canyon , a right-hand turn off of Hwy 14). Snowshoe Lodge is approximately 1-1/2 hour drive from Cody, Wyoming and some 40 minutes from the closest town, the tiny village of Shell (population 50).
[BH Natl Forest MAP]
See also, Big Horn Mtns, Regional Attractions, and Access & Directions.