DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT
Some places are simply breathtaking. Devils Tower National Monument is one such destination. Whether you’re a climber, a
hiker, a biker, or simply love nature and its many wonders, Devils Tower is the kind of place that pushes you to reach new heights. To learn more, explore more and define our place in the natural and cultural world,” says the National Park Service website for the nation’s first national monument.
Established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the 1,347 acres surrounding Devils Tower is a paradise of nature’s beauty, wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Beyond the 1.3-mile hiking trail circling the Tower, a handful of other trails of varying lengths and difficulty are available. For more information on hiking near the Tower, visit this National Park Service page.
Devils Tower is a favorite destination among rock climbers. Climbers are required to obtain a free permit from the National Park Service before beginning their climb. Local guide services are available with a list available in our directory.
Opportunities to see the night sky, sunsets and sunrises in Devils Tower country should not be overlooked. You can simply find a great place to park, night hike to a preferred destination, or join the National Park Service on one of their excursions. Follow the Crook County Tourism Board’s page on Facebook for a list of upcoming events and opportunities.
Devils Tower National Monument is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round. The visitors center and Natural History Association Bookstore are open daily with the exception of Dec. 24 and Jan. 1. Hours do vary with the season and visitors are encouraged to visit the National Park Service website for complete, up-to-date information on planning your visit.