Devil's Tower National Monument
|Time Needed:||Easy day-trip from Keystone, can be combined with a visit to other northern hills places. See our Devil's Tower Itinerary.|
|Best Time To Go:||Open Year Round. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The visitor center is open from early April until late November. Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in summer, however shorter hours apply at other times.|
|Directions:||US16A east from Keystone to US16 then west to US385 north. Take US 385 north to Deadwood then US 85 north to I90 Wyoming Exit 199. Then take Wyoming State Highway 111 north to State Highway 24 then west to Devil's Tower.|
|Cost:||National Park Pass and Golden Age Pass are accepted.|
|Highlights:||Spectacular rock formation|
Open All Year
This is one
of the world's most interesting geological landmarks and
the nation's first national monument by Theodore Roosevelt
Devil's Tower is actually the core of an ancient volcano,
millions of years of erosion. It is also one of the
popular rock climbs. On most any given day in summer
visitors can watch
tiny humans ascend the tower and be awed by its scale. The
area on top
is about three acres.
For information about climbing Devil's Tower visit the National Park Service Climbing Page. Climbers must register before and after their climb, however there is no charge.
Although the tower can be viewed without actually going into the national park, time spent at the visitor center is well worth while for the historical and geological perspective offered by the displays. Also the one mile trail around the base is a great hike if you are up to it.
The park covers more than 1,300 acres of rolling hills and pine forests. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are abundant.
Contact: PO Box 10 , Devils Tower, WY 82714. Phone: (307) 467-5283.
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