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Rising above the Bear Lodge Mountains, the name of Devils Tower National Monument is a result of the original name being lost in translation. The Cheyenne and Crow tribes called it "Bear's House" or "Bear's Lair." The tower is surrounded by flat land that offsets its conical shape, made up of igneous rock. Theorists disagree on exactly how it was formed, but many believe it is what remains of an ancient volcano. Up close, you'll notice that the rock is eroded into almost perfect square sections along its base. You'll also see that it is a climber's paradise. This natural wonder is the United States' first National Monument, dedicated in 1906. Arrange your visit to Devils Tower National Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Devils Tower using our Devils Tower trip itinerary planner.
Devils Tower National Monument reviews
This was our second visit to this unbelievable and absolutely beautiful formation. Take your time to walk around the towers and sit in the benches to enjoy the massive beauty!
This was our second visit to this unbelievable and absolutely beautiful formation. Take your time to walk around the towers and sit in the benches to enjoy the massive beauty! more »
Very beautiful! The hike was easy as well. It is really easy to take good pictures along most of the hike. Wouldn't miss it! We also saw a deer not too far off the trail.
Very beautiful! The hike was easy as well. It is really easy to take good pictures along most of the hike. Wouldn't miss it! We also saw a deer not too far off the trail. more »
Truly magnificent! This was more impressive than I originally thought. The park was great and there is an easy trail that takes about 45 minutes to walk around the entire monument. I was so happy we took the time to make the trip. The park had a convenient layout that was easy to get in and out of. There is beautiful scenery all around the site. Entrance fee is $25 for an auto but national parks passes are accepted. Highly recommended!
Devils Tower National Monument is an amazing site that requires at least one visit. The Tower Trail around the base is cool, but busy. For those who have more time we would recommend hiking the Red Beds Trail. This bizarre monolith of volcanism is truly incredible. This park is probably with a 1/2 day visit.
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