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.
- Visit Devils Tower National Monument website for additional info as well as current climbing restrictions.
- What is it like on top of Devils Tower?
- Devils Tower Geology – how was Devils Tower formed?
- Want to learn more about Devils Tower legends, early history – how it got its name and how it was formed as told by the American Indian tribes?
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 Climbing Info and Mini-Guidebook – Here is some good info to know for those venturing out without a guide as well as some Devils Tower climbing route info.
- June climbing closure info
- Check Devils Tower National Monument website for current climbing restrictions.
- Learn more about Sylvan Rocks Devils Tower climbing options.
Devils Tower Places to Stay
There are lots of great places to stay near Devils Tower National Monument.
- Our friend Frank runs Devils Tower Lodge
- You can Sleep in a Tipi at Devils Tower Tipi Camping
- Ranger Joe has a toe in A Quiet Canyon Bed And Breakfast
- The town of Hulett Wyoming is only 10 minutes away from Devils Tower and many of our guests have stayed in the Best Western and The Hulett Motel there before climbing with Sylvan Rocks Climbing School.
- The Belle Fouche River Campground in Devils Tower National Memorial has always been a real treat when I have stayed there.
- Devils Tower KOA just outside of the National Monument has cabins and campsites.