• 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.


Volunteer Patch

NPS Volunteer Patch

To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.nps.gov/volunteer or www.volunteer.gov/gov

Devils Tower National Monument has a very active volunteer program. Our VIPs (Volunteers-in-the-Parks) help support the Monument in a variety of ways. There are five basic positions that are recruited for at the Monument:

  1. Visitor Center Assistant - provides information and orientation to park visitors; assists with junior ranger programs; roves hiking trails and prairie dog town
  2. Climbing – provides information to climbers; assists with climbing patrols
  3. Maintenance - performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as trash collection, construction or repair of trails, cleaning, small projects, etc.
  4. Adminstrative Clerk – Answers phones, assists with filing, inputing of data, etc.
  5. Campground Host – provides information and assistance to visitors camping in monument; roves campground

Did You Know?

Close up of phonolite

Devils Tower is made of phonolite porphyry. Phonolite refers to the ringing of the rock when a small slab is struck, and its ability to reflect sound. Porphyry refers to its texture, large crystals of feldspar embedded in a mass of smaller crystals.