• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

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  • Climbing closure

    There is a climbing closure in effect on the SW butress of the Tower. Ask for details at the Climbing Office.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Devils Tower National Monument was established through presidential proclamation to preserve and protect the geologic formation known as Devils Tower and the surrounding forests and meadows. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to maintain a completely natural ecosystem within this small 1347 acre monument. Many outside influences affect the plants, animals, and landscape at Devils Tower. Humans manipulate the environment for their own purposes; fires are suppressed; non-native plants and animals make their way into the area. The Resource Management staff at Devils Tower are involved in many projects to inventory, monitor, and allow natural systems to occur within the monument which maximize the health and diversity.

Did You Know?

News Clips of George Hopkins stranded on Devils Tower

As a publicity stunt, George Hopkins parachuted onto Devils Tower on October 1, 1941. He was stranded for six days before he could be rescued.