Devils Tower, An Evocative Setting For Many Types Of Experiences And Forms Of Expression

An astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. This 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.

Features

The 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).

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President Theodore Roosevelt

America’s First National Monument

President Theodore Roosevelt used the 1906 Antiquities Act, to create the monument based on natural rather than cultural features.

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Child and the Tower

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.

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Climber

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.

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