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Devils Tower, Wyoming, United States
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Devils Tower (or “Bear Lodge” in Lacota tribe language, first US national monument since 1906) is volcanic neck located in the Black Hills in Crook County, Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. Its height is 1,267 feet (386 m) and the summit is 5,112 feet (1,558 m) above sea level. It is a sacred site for many American Indians. Today hundreds of climbers scale the rock walls of Devils Tower each summer. The most common route is the Durrance Route which was the second free route established in 1938
What Makes It Special
It is an exposed from erosion core of a volcano which is rising vertically from the plain. Its shape reminds of stump of a gigantic tree. 1.3 mile paved trail encircles Devils Tower and a 40-acre prairie dog town (huge animal settlement) is not far from it inside the park.
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
Activities include hiking, and climbing. The Devils Tower 1347 acre park is covered with grasslands, pine forests and woods. It is a habitat for deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife. Best time to visit is April through September. There is a 1.5 mile trail around the base providing many spectacular views.