Copman's Tomb

Copman's Tomb (HM1AZF)

Location: Shell, WY 82441 Big Horn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 34.815', W 107° 40.423'

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The red cliff face to your left flanks Sunlight Mesa. At the top is Elephant Head Rock, so named because of its shape. The triangle-shaped mountain to the right is named Pyramid Peak. To your far right is a prominent rock-topped mountain called Copman's Tomb. Copman's Tomb is named after Wolfgang R. Copman, a pioneer who was fascinated by the Canyon's splendor, and asked that his ashes be scattered over the mountain when he died.

At the bottom of Shell Canyon, Shell Creek flows as it has for the last million years, continuing to cut through these sedimentary and igneous rocks, deepening the Canyon. Shell Canyon was formed by this gradual process of stream erosion, cutting through layers of limestone, siltstone, shale, dolomite, and granite. The rolling landscape at the base of the cliffs was formed by slumping, the mass movement of soil and rocks from the cliffs into the valley.
Placed ByBighorn National Forest
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 287736 N 4939800
Decimal Degrees44.58025000, -107.67371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 34.815', W 107° 40.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 34' 48.90" N, 107° 40' 25.38" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Forest Rd 242, Shell WY 82441, US
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