Head West

Devils Tower National Monument.

Devils Tower rises 1267 feet like a rocky sentinel above the surrounding grassland and Ponderosa pine forests in eastern Wyoming. Northern Plains tribes have worshipped near this remarkable geologic formation for thousands of years. Fur trappers, explorers, and settlers alike were awed by the tower’s majesty. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower as our nation’s first national monument. Daily the Park Rangers present the natural and cultural history of the area.

Many have gazed at the Tower and wondered, “How did this amazing formation form?” Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world. When you visit it you see hundreds of parallel cracks that make it one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America.

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Devil’s Tower Day and Night

An organized trip isn’t planned but maps will be available and if you wish you can form a caravan for about a 225 mile round trip. If you’re hungry you can stop for lunch at Spearfish, South Dakota or Sundance, Wyoming. Click here to learn more about Devil’s tower: http://www.nps.gov/deto/learn/nature/geologicformations.htm.