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May 23, 2014
Voluntary Climbing Closure During June
A voluntary climbing closure at Devils Tower is in effect through the month of June. Climbers are asked to refrain from climbing on the Tower during June out of respect for American Indians. June is a culturally significant month.

May 15, 2014
Devils Tower Temporary Climbing Closure Updated
Superintendent Reed Robinson has updated a temporary closure of climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of the Tower after monument staff observed prairie falcons with defensive nesting behavior near McCarthy West Face.

April 11, 2014
Devils Tower Climbing Routes Temporarily Closed
Superintendent Reed Robinson temporarily closed climbing routes on the west face and the northwest shoulder of Devils Tower to protect nesting prairie falcons. Over one hundred and fifty climbing routes remain open on the Tower.

March 03, 2014
Devils Tower creates $24,517.8 million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 416,994 visitors to Devils Tower NM in 2012 spent $24,517,000 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 352 jobs in the local area.

February 19, 2014
Devils Tower Adopts New Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Plan
A new Prairie Dog Management Plan at Devils Tower National Monument is in effect after a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Prairie Dog Management Plan Environment Assessment (EA) was finalized.

February 13, 2014
Devils Tower Receives Grant from National Park Foundation to Support Alternative Transportation Solutions
Devils Tower, WY – Devils Tower National Monument is one of five national parks across the country selected to participate in the 2014 Transportation Scholars program of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

February 01, 2014
President’s Day Weekend Brings Free Entrance
Devils Tower National Monument will offer free entrance Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17.

January 06, 2014
Free Entrance to Devils Tower National Monument in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Devils Tower National Monument will be joining 401 national park units across the country in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free entry into the park on Monday, January 20.

January 06, 2014
Devils Tower Resources Chief named Interior Department ‘Sustainability Hero’
Rene Ohms, chief of resource management at Devils Tower National Monument, is the recipient of the 2013 Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award in the "Sustainability Hero" category.

Did You Know?

Climber on Devils Tower

One of the fastest climbs of Devils Tower was done in 18 minutes by Todd Skinner in the 1980s. A typical climb usually takes 4-6 hours.