Parking at Devils Tower

aerial view of visitor center parking lot with cars and people
Parking is limited, especially during our visitor center lot construction project.

NPS photo

Parking at Devils Tower National Monument is limited. The park sees thousands of visitors per day during the summer and the visitor center parking lot is currently under construction. The park is busiest between 10 am and 3 pm on the weekends; we highly recommend you plan to visit during the week, early or late in the day.

 

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I am Driving...

You may park in the visitor center lot, picnic area lot, or Joyner Ridge Trailhead lot. The visitor center lot fills first and more often than the other parking lots in the park.

You may park in the visitor center lot or in the long vehicle parking lot near the picnic area. Long vehicle parking is limited at the visitor center lot.

Long vehicle parking at the visitor center lot is located along the outbound lane. Follow the flow of traffic around the visitor center parking lot and park in designated long vehicle parking as you head away from the visitor center area.

You may park in the visitor center lot or in the long vehicle parking lot near the picnic area. Long vehcle parking is limited at the visitor center lot.

We highly recommend you drop your trailer in the long vehicle parking lot near the picnic area and proceed with just your passenger vehicle.

 

I am Here to Climb

We encourage climbers to park in the lower / gravel lot of the visitor center parking lot. This lot provides more shade for cars parked all day and allows short-term visitors more parking in the upper / paved lot. At the stop sign at the head of the parking area, turn right and follow the gravel road to the lower / gravel lot. The lower lot also has its own exit to the main park road, allowing you to easily head out at the end of a long day's climb.


 
construction sign and caution tape around rubble in a parking lot
Pardon our dust as we update our main parking lot and trail hub for accessibility!

NPS photo

Visitor Center Lot

  • Currently under construction
  • Best for vehicles under 19 ft (5.8 m) long
  • Paved lot / lower gravel lot
  • Hiking Trailheads: Tower Trail, Red Beds Trail (can connect to all other park trails)

At the stop sign at the head of the parking area:

  • Cars: turn right to park in the lower gravel lot or left to park in the paved lot (paved lot fills first and is typically full most of the day)
  • RVs / long vehicles: turn left and follow the one-way flow of traffic through the main paved lot and back around to the intersection. At the intersection, turn right as if you are exiting the visitor center parking lot. There is RV parking along the outbound lane just past the intersection.

The visitor center lot is currently under construction and may have limited capacity.

 

Picnic Area Lot

  • Capacity for passenger vehicles and long vehicles (19 ft / 5.8 m or longer)

  • We highly recommend you park long vehicles and drop trailers here

  • Paved lot

  • Picnic Area

  • Hiking Trailheads: South Side Trail, Valley View Trail (can connect to all other park trails)

  • Prairie Dog Town

  • Circle of Sacred Smoke Sculpture

Joyner Ridge Trailhead

  • Best for vehicles under 19 ft (5.8 m) long

  • Small gravel parking area

  • Access is a narrow dirt road with limited turn-around space for long vehicles

  • Hiking Trailhead: Joyner Ridge (can connect to all other park trails)

 

Know Before You Go

Plan ahead and be flexible. Check out the links below to know where you can go and how you can get there. Expect traffic delays and busy parking lots.

 
 
Trail winding through grass and trees with man walking and red cliffs in the background

Hiking Trails

Explore the monument on foot.

Car at park entrance station with NPS arrowhead sign in foreground and Tower in background

Traffic Webcam

See if there’s a line at the entrance station

man with binoculars in foreground, Devils Tower in background

Park Map

Find your way around the monument.

 

Last updated: August 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

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

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