Devils Tower, An Evocative Setting For Many Types Of Experiences And Forms Of Expression
A geologic feature protrudes out of the rolling prairie that surrounds the Black Hills. The site is considered Sacred to the Lakota and other tribes that have a connection to the area. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world.
Northeast Wyoming’s Most Prominent Feature
Protruding out of the rolling prairie that surrounds the Black Hills region, Devils Tower is a monolith of uncommon igneous rock (phonolite).Read More
America’s First National Monument
President Theodore Roosevelt used the 1906 Antiquities Act, to create the monument based on natural rather than cultural features.Read More
A Spiritually Significant Place
This site is considered a Sacred place to the Lakota and other tribes that have a connection to the Black Hills and surrounding area.Read More
100+ Year Climbing History
The character of the Tower evokes a powerful sense of wonder, prompting many forms of personal expression that nourish our relationship with the land.Read More
Did You Know?
Porcupines spend a good deal of their lives stripping off the outer bark of trees to expose and eat the cambrium layer. You can see many examples of this at Devils Tower when you walk along the Tower Trail.