• 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.

Nearby National Park Service Areas

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore

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The faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lincoln are carved in the granite core of the Black Hills at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. It is about 2 1/2 hours from Devils Tower National Monument. Please visit their website for more information.

 
Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site is located at the junction of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers, about 3 1/2 hours from Devils Tower. It consists of the restored remains of Old Fort Laramie. Over the years it served as log stockade, adobe trading post, and evolving military post. Please visit their website for more information.

 
Caver at Jewel Cave

Person climbing through cave passage.

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At 137 miles, Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the world. It is filled with calcite crystals and other wonders that make up the jewels of Jewel Cave National Monument. It is about 2 1/2 hours from Devils Tower. Please visit their website for more information.

 
Visitors getting ready for tour at Wind Cave.

Visitors getting ready for tour at Wind Cave.

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Wind Cave is one of the world's longest and most complex caves. It is well known for its boxwork, an unusual cave formation. There are also 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie and ponderosa pine forest at Wind Cave National Park. The mixed-grass prairie is one of the few remaining and is home to native wildlife such as bison, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes, and prairie dogs. Wind Cave is about 3 hours from Devils Tower. Please visit its website for more information.

Did You Know?

Devils Tower at sunset

It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.