• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

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People

The dramatic and alluring character of the Tower evokes a powerful sense of wonder, attracting people for centuries. From the earliest native peoples to local ranchers, the Tower has always been a gathering place, a place of community, a place of refuge.

Today, the Tower continues to draw thousands of visitors each year. It is a place to enjoy nature by walking the trails and looking for wildlife. American Indian people come because the Tower is a sacred place. Photographers, painters, musicians and writers come to be inspired. Climbers arrive from around the world to scale its large columns. Some people come because it is a national park site.

Did You Know?

Painting of large bear trying to climb Devils Tower

Over 20 tribes have a cultural affiliation with Devils Tower. Many tribes have stories about how the Tower was created. Most of the stories talk about a bear using its claws to score the Tower's sides.