This month we direct your attention to Devil’s Tower National Monument in the northeast corner of Wyoming as a site well worth a stop. Long before you get there, you will be able to see this monstrous geologic wonder rise from the otherwise ordinary Wyoming landscape and beckon you to come closer.
For those coming from the Northwest it is an easy stop along the way and for everyone else it is a short 81-mile (each way) side trip west and a little north from Sturgis – well worth your time and effort. We encourage you to take the time to hike around the base of this impressive monolith on the paved, 1.3 mile Tower Trail.
Don’t forget to pack your Passport to your National Parks, available on-line at www.americasnationalparks.org, and stamp your passport at each of the National Visitor Centers.
Devil's Tower National Monument
WY Highway 110, Devils Tower, WY 82714
Daily; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free with America the Beautiful pass; or $25 for a single, private vehicle (1-7 days)
Devil’s Tower National Monument, the nation’s first National Monument, is a geologic wonder and a sacred place for several tribes of American Indians. There are many wonderful oral histories that describe the creation and history of this wonderful site.
Check it out in advance at Devil's Tower National Monument website by the National Parks Service.
Download the 1-page PDF about Devil's Tower with information and address.