Spanning over an area of 1,347 acres, the Devils Tower is a monolith – an igneous intrusion of phonolite in Crook County, Wyoming in the Unites States. The Devils Tower is a United States National Monument located in the Black Hills above River Belle Fourche. Towering over the surrounding region at a height of 5,114 feet (above sea level), the monolith is a favorite with visitors who love the adventure of a good climb. More and more visitors these days are gravitating towards traditional climbing techniques due to the hundreds of natural cracks on its surface. The Devils Tower attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.
The Devils Tower stands out of the surrounding prairie like a God towering among mortals. This is perhaps the reason the tower is revered as a sacred spot by the Lakota and other native tribes of the region. The eight mile trekking trail is lined with dozens of varieties of wildflowers during spring. A ranger-led tour takes about an hour and half and is an educative experience opening up to the geography, culture, and biolife of the region.
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Facts about Devils Tower National Monument
- The Devils Tower is located in the Black Hills range
- It’s elevation is 5,114 feet
- It was first Ascended by William Rogers and Willard Ripley
- It was declared a United States National Monument on September 24, 1906
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Where is Devils Tower National Monument ?
Devils Tower National Monument is located 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, Wyoming, 27 miles northwest of Sundance, 9 miles south of Hulett, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche.
Best time to visit Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower may be visited through the year but most visitors prefer April, May, and June, when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Over 60 varieties can be spotted here. The Visitor Center and the DTNHA bookstore are open between 9 am and 4 pm all week.
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Nearby Attractions: Keyhole State Park, Tri State Museum, Crooks County Museum & Art Gallery, Keyhole State Park, Rod and Gun Campground National Forest.