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Tower Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.6 (61)

A loop trail that circles Devil's Tower and a great way to see the formation at all angles.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Loop

4,372' 1,333 m

High

4,281' 1,305 m

Low

110' 34 m

Up

120' 37 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Paved trail for the most part and is mostly flat.

Overview

This route is fairly flat and very easy, perfect for the entire family. It is mostly paved and makes its way around the entire tower.

Need to Know

If you care to scramble around on the boulder field for the extra fun, you have to get a climbing permit. You can get one at the visitors center. Also, this is sacred ground, please do not touch or disturb the prayer cloths that you'll see throughout the park.

Description

From the parking lot, make your way towards Devil's Tower. The trail will start at the edge of the parking lot and then fork once you get closer to the formation. Take a right or a left, either way you'll end up back in the same place you started. This trail weaves its way through trees and boulders and allows you to experience all sides of this incredible rock formation. It is a perfect afternoon jaunt!

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Shared By:

Jocelyn Nelson

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  4.6 from 61 votes

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Photos

Prayer flags tied to the trees
Nov 15, 2017 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
Devils Tower
Mar 6, 2018 near Sundance, WY
Tower Trail
Jul 28, 2017 near Sundance, WY
Great short walk! Wonderful scenery around this sacred native site!
Oct 19, 2021 near Sundance, WY
Climbers going up
Nov 15, 2017 near Sundance, WY

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Sep 10, 2022
Richard Haynes
Sep 7, 2022
Lisa Vidacs
1.3mi — 0h 45m
Aug 19, 2022
Peder Bisbjerg
It's an impressive tower, great to see up close. 1mi
Jul 12, 2022
Marcia Gurgel
1.9mi — 1h 00m
Jul 3, 2022
Mia Bayar
Jun 23, 2022
Karim Bekka
Meandered around the base of Devil's Tower. Stopped often for pictures and snack breaks! 2.5mi — 1h 14m
May 28, 2022
Tara Mai
May 25, 2022
Zak Dixon