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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.

Local Info

Visitor Center:
The Visitor Center and the DTNHA bookstore are open from 9 am to 4 pm.

Visiting Tips

Devils Tower National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except December 25 and January 1st.

Fees & Passes:
To learn more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

The Belle Fourche Campground is a two loop, 50 site campground with four accessible sites and three group sites available. Potable water is available throughout the campground and in the restrooms. Picnic shelters and picnic tables are available just north of the campground.

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

There are no restaurants at Devils Tower National Monument. There are several restaurants available within just a few minutes of Devils Tower.

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

Devils Tower National Monument offers an array ranger-guided tours. To learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.
  • 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

Other Activities

Devils Tower is a world-renowned rock climbing destination. For in-depth beta on all 100+ routes on this magnificent geologic feature, check out Mountain Project and its associated mobile applications. Visit Devils Tower's website for more information on the park's other activities.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

Gems in Devils Tower National Monument - 3

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Devils Tower

(14) Sundance, WY
gem Favorite Viewing Devils Tower through the Circle of Sacred Smoke sculpture.

Circle of Sacred Smoke Sculpture

(1) Sundance, WY
gem Favorite Literally takes your breath away! The Milky Way was showing off above our Tipi near Devil's Tower.

Devil's Tower Tipis

(3) Sundance, WY

Featured Hikes in Devils Tower National Monument - 1

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Favorite Prayer flags tied to the trees
Easy/Intermediate

Tower Trail

1.3 mi 2.1 km • Out and Back • 110 ft Ascent 33.68 m Ascent

(35) Sundance, WY

Trails in Devils Tower National Monument - 4

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Red Beds Trail
Intermediate
Sundance, WY
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Sundance, WY 15 
0.5 mi 0.9 km #2Valley View Trail
Easy
Sundance, WY
Easy
0.5 mi 0.9 km Sundance, WY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Joyner Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sundance, WY
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Sundance, WY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #4South Side Trail
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Sundance, WY
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Sundance, WY

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Literally takes your breath away! The Milky Way was showing off above our Tipi near Devil's Tower.
Dec 19, 2015 near Sundance, WY
Prayer flags tied to the trees
Nov 15, 2017 near Sundance, WY
Devils Tower from the Joyner Ridge Trail.
Feb 1, 2016 near Sundance, WY
Viewing Devils Tower through the Circle of Sacred Smoke sculpture.
Feb 1, 2016 near Sundance, WY
Looking north, across the floodplain, to Devils Tower.
Jan 29, 2016 near Sundance, WY
Awesome views of Devils Tower from the South Side Trail.
Jan 29, 2016 near Sundance, WY
Devil's Tower from the beginning of the loop trail that goes all the way around the tower.
Dec 19, 2015 near Sundance, WY
The wooden ladder used to climb Devils Towers years ago
Jun 9, 2018 near Sundance, WY

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