Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower is an incredible geologic feature that projects from the undulating prairie enveloping the Black Hills. A sacred site to more than twenty Native American tribes including the Lakota, Devils Tower is also known as Mato Tipila or Bear Lodge. Hundreds of side-by-side cracks in the rock make it one of the most exceptional crack climbing areas in North America. Aside from the rock climbing, Devils Tower offers visitors eight miles of foot trails and some incredible views. Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world. In fact, Devils Tower is such a special place that in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt made Devils Tower America's First National Monument.
To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument, visit www.nps.gov.
The Visitor Center and the DTNHA bookstore are open from 9 am to 4 pm.
Fees & Passes:
To learn more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
No reservations are available for this campground. Occupation is on a first come, first served basis. There is a 14 day limit on occupancy.
More information regarding camping at Devils Tower can be found here.
Food & Drink
The Belle Fourche River Campground has a picnic area available just north of the campground loop. There are picnic shelters, tables, and restrooms available.
Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles
- Tower Walk: Learn about the significance of the park's geology, indigenous people, prescribed burns, wildlife, and plants along this paved 1.3-mile trail.
- Ranger Talks: 20-minute programs are available to introduce you to Devils Tower and the natural world around it. Topics vary and the schedule is posted at the Visitor Center.
- Evening Program: Have a seat and relax at the park amphitheater as dusk signals day's end. Program topics include the park's natural and cultural history. Programs begin at 8:30 pm, nightly
Maps & Guidebooks
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Devils Tower National Monument Hiking
- 7 Miles 11 Kilometers of Trail
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- 3 Gems
- 3 Easy Trails
- 2 Intermediate Trails
- 0 Difficult Trails
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