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Devils Tower Information

Devils Tower National Monument - Wyoming

Devils Tower is America’s first National Monument.  Even if you are not planning to climb, a trip to see Devils Tower is a must for any Black Hills vacation.  Jutting up abruptly from the surrounding grassland, it is indeed an impressive sight to behold!

There are several hiking trails at Devils Tower National Monument which offer scenic views of the Tower and surrounding grassland and ponderosa pine forest.  The most popular trail, the paved 1.3 mile Tower Trail, circumnavigates the tower and provides views from every direction.  It is fun to see the Tower “change shape” as you make your way around the base.

Devils Tower Rock Climbing

Summiting Devils Tower, whether you climb with a Sylvan Rocks climbing guide or venture out on your own, is a goal of many climbers.  After summiting once, some will come back again and again to sample more of those amazing cracks.  The best quality rock is on the lower 2/3 of the Tower, so often-times climbers will only go up 1 or 2 pitches, come down, move over to another route and repeat without going to the summit.  Devils Tower is a crack climber’s mecca, especially for those who like finger cracks, stemming and bomber nut placements.

Devils Tower Places to Stay

places to stay near devils towerThere are lots of great places to stay near Devils Tower National Monument.