Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower

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#3 of 100 in Parks in Wyoming
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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  • We stopped by Devil's Tower in September. It should have been a Lovely visit and a Beautiful walk for a fall day. We just happened to drop by during a very COLD spell. We bundled up best we could for ...  more »
  • Great hike with benches, great views, great wildlife. Informative signs. Places to eat our lunch. Bathrooms.  more »
  • The long drive inside the actual park often showcased the Devil’s Tower as well as if not better because of perspective. However when we arrived to the free car park at the end and could walk in close...  more »
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  • Our family was stunned, moved and amazed at this work of art by nature! Truly a humbling experience. Kids loved it. Refreshing stop. We could have spent a day here. Wear good shoes for rocks. Be prepared to discuss with children a light dose of "Native American superstition" -- really more post-modern misunderstood application of ancient American spiritual practices. But a nice place to visit and climb and explore.
  • The ranger was extremely helpful and gave us the information we needed to walk round the base of the monument. We really enjoyed walking the trail and marvelling at the sheer size of the rock formation. On one side you see how vast it is by the size of one of the columns which had sheered off. When you walk through the boulder field back to the head of the trail, you feel so small! Restrooms are next to the car park.
  • I had so much fun here with my family. It's a beautiful monument to hike around. And nearby there is a path where you can walk through a field with prairie dog burrowed and it was just the cutest thing. This is must see on a persons bucket list.
  • Good hiking/walking trail around the circumference. Walk is fairly easy and good for small children or elderly. Great views!!
  • Wow! Amazing place to spend an afternoon exploring! I had a blast! The path at the base is paved and wheelchair/scooter accessible for those who need it. The path up to the base is a bit steep but still doable for all ages. The walk around is lengthy but worth the effort! Bring water and a visor!

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