Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower
Categories: Geologic Formations, Monuments, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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 to visit Devils Tower National Monument and other attractions in Devils Tower using our Devils Tower vacation trip planner.
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This tower is located in Wyoming. We were passing by and decided to top here. I am glad we did I have never seen such a large monument of rock declared by president Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. This is a great place to go rock climbing. The American Indians believe this place is sacred by many tribes that visit here. Now if you are the one thinking to climb it get ready because this tower is the length of 4 football fields high. Two cowboys from the area did make it up-to the top only because they built a wooden ladder on the side of it and it is seen in the formation of the tower. The park is open 24/7 except a couple days they are not. So if you driving at night stop in and let the legend live on!
Wow. The lore surrounding is expressed very well before entering; from native to aliens. Staff was kind and helpful. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Absolutely beautiful. Be prepared to make your monetary contribution to the National park or buy a golden pass, good for a year to all national parks.
Devil's Tower is a very interesting place. The area is nice and there's not a whole lot of commercial development around the park so the views from around it are fairly nice and uncontaminated. While it was a little warm the day I went there, I enjoyed the walk around the base of it. Spending time admiring it while walking through the trees was pleasant.
Devils tower is a must see! It's scenic and the story behind it is very interesting. You can see it very well from the bottom or take the hike up a little closer. Really cool! One of my favorite monuments.
Beautiful, but not worth it during the winter!!! The drive is insane to ge there and I have been there during the summer as well and winter just makes everything seem so far because of the speed you need to go. Plis everything was closed. No bathrooms, stores... Not a single soul... :/ i do have amazing pictures and it does look beautiful!!!
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