Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower

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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.
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  • Devil's Tower has been on the TV a lot lately From National Geographic, and History Channels Ancient Aliens. These shows talk about the Science and the Myths/Legends behind this Very Spiritual... 
    Devil's Tower has been on the TV a lot lately From National Geographic, and History Channels Ancient Aliens. These shows talk about the Science and the Myths/Legends behind this Very Spiritual...  more »
  • We stayed in Deadwood and trekked out to see this thing. There is something “special” about this place. I remember CE3K as a kid and always wanted to see this. We went in April so it was a tad... 
    We stayed in Deadwood and trekked out to see this thing. There is something “special” about this place. I remember CE3K as a kid and always wanted to see this. We went in April so it was a tad...  more »
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  • We arrived early so there was no line to get in. The National Parks lady at the gate was very nice and friendly. We parked close to the visitors center so didn't have far to walk to get to the trails around the tower. There are restrooms and a gift shop there. I recommend the gift shop when you leave the park by the restaurant. We did the 1.3 mile paved trail around the base of the tower. Took us about an hour or so. There are curves and slight inclines with humps across the trail for slowing down scooters. Was very interesting. You may get a discount if you are active military or a veteran, but will need proof. Id card. Was cool when we started but warmed up. Plan for your age group when you go if you are walking the trail Highly recommend you go.
  • When we arrived at Devil's Tower National Monument today it was at the peak time for visitors. It took us a little while to find parking but we eventually did. They have a new wide cement path up to the boulder pile right in front of the tower. Fairly easy gradual walk. Very interesting land form. We really enjoyed it.

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