Basic Information

Devils Tower rises above the trees
Devils Tower high above the trees

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Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet (386 m) above the Belle Fourche River. A sacred place to over 20 Native American Tribes, Devils Tower is also known as Mato Tipila or Bear Lodge. Devils Tower is such a special place that in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt made this America's first national monument.

Things to Do at Devils Tower:

  • Check out the exhibits and the bookstore in the Visitor Center
  • Become a Junior Ranger
  • Visit Prairie Dog Town
  • Hike the Trails
    • Tower Trail 1.3 mi (2 km)
    • Red Beds Trail 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
    • Joyner Trail 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Know Before You Go


Here are some useful reminders to help maximize the safety and enjoyment of all park visitors:

1. When walking the trails, take plenty of water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

2. All plants, wildlife, and archeological artifacts are protected. "Take only pictures, steal only time, leave only footprints" ~author unknown.

3. Be respectful of this quiet place. Voices and noise travel long distances here.

4. Traditional cultural landscapes are protected places. Please do not disturb prayer bundles.

 

For mailing address, scroll to bottom of page.

149 State Highway 110
Devils Tower, WY 82714

By car: Our one entrance is located, 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft via U.S. 14/ 24, WY, 27 miles northwest of Sundance. via U.S. 14, 9 Miles south of Hulett via WY 24, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche, S.D. via S.D. Highway 34/ WY 24.

Devils Tower National Monument Operating Hours and Seasons

Devils Tower National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and every day of the year. See Visitor Center tab for operating hours as they vary by season.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Additional Information

Obtain forecast information before beginning your adventure at Devils Tower National Monument and observe changing weather conditions. Thunderstorms can develop quickly bringing lightening, hail, rain, slippery rock surfaces, and hypothermia. Summer days can bring very hot temperatures. Carry enough water, and realize the rock of the Tower can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter Weather can bring blowing snow and road closures. Current Weather Information can be found at http://goo.gl/CzE6RN

Entrance Fees:

Devils Tower National Monument 1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $15.00

7 day pass for one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers.

Devils Tower National Monument 1-7 Day Motorcycle Pass - $10.00

A 7 day pass for one individual when entering on a motorcycle. Not to exceed $10 vehicle fee.

Devils Tower National Monument 1-7 Day Individual Permit - $5.00

Admits one individual when entering on foot or bicycle. Not to exceed $10 vehicle fee. Individuals 15 years of age or younger are admitted free.

Devils Tower National Monument Individual Permit (organized non-profit groups) - $5.00

ONLY applies to organized non-profit groups (service organizations, scouts, religious groups, college/school groups not qualifying for a fee waiver). Individuals under the age of 16 are admitted free.

Commercial Tours seating capacity 7-25 - $40.00

These entrance fees are based upon the seating capacity of the commercial tour vehicle - not the actual number of passengers. $100 seating capacity 26+ $40 seating capacity 7-25 $25 +$5/person - 1-6 capacity

Commercial Tours seating capacity 26+ - $100.00

These entrance fees are based upon the seating capacity of the commercial tour vehicle - not the actual number of passengers. $100 seating capacity 26+ $40 seating capacity 7-25

Entrance Passes:

Annual Devils Tower park pass - $30.00

good for 12 months from date of purchase

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Annual Pass - $80.00

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free)

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass–Senior Pass. - $10.00

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Access Pass - $0.00

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Volunteer Pass - $0.00

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. Contact the Chief of Interpretation at 307-467-5283 ext. 224 to learn about volunteer opportunities in Devils Tower National Monument.

The Belle Fourche River Campground Camping Fees - $20.00

All camping is first come, first served. There are 50 sites available, 4 sites are accessible. Fee charged is per night.

The Belle Fourche River Campground Group Camping - $30.00

There are 3 group sites available. $2.00 per person per night - Minimum 10 people per site, maximum 20 people and 4 vehicles per site.

Devils Tower National Monument Visitor Center

The Devils Tower National Monument Visitor Center contains interpretive exhibits, as well as the Devils Tower Natural History Association bookstore and souvenir shop. The Visitor Center was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additional information can be found at the kiosk across the parking lot. Under the awning (available during the summer) you can find Ranger Programs, interpretive exhibits, and climbing registration.

 

June Voluntary Climbing Closure

American Indians have regarded the Tower as a sacred place long before climbers found their way to the area. Today, climbing is a popular form of recreation at the monument. The mission of the National Park Service requires us to protect this resource, educate our visitors about the significance of the resource, and provide for visitors' enjoyment of the resource.

Every June, a voluntary climbing closure is implemented in deference to American Indian cultural values. The park website has more information about climbing at Devils Tower, as well as updates on climbing closures.

 
Thousands of motorcycles lined up to enter the park
Line to enter the park during the Sturgis Bike Rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place during the first week in August, in Sturgis, South Dakota, about 80 miles from Devils Tower. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists come from all over the United States and other countries. Many of them visit Devils Tower during the rally. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week there will be a shuttle for people with long vehicles. To meet the shuttle, park in the long vehicle parking lot near the campground. The shuttle will operate 9 am to 4 pm to alleviate congestion near the visitor center.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

(307) 467-5283 x635
Devils Tower National Monument Phone Number

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