Devils Tower was designated by Theodore Roosevelt as our nation's First National Monument in 1906. It is a geologic wonder, sacred site, and climber's haven. Nearly half a million visitors come to see Devils Tower every year, which was made famous by the movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
A visitor center and bookstore are staffed year round at the base of the monument. There is also a campground located in the park open seasonally. Visitors can walk the Tower Trail around the base of the monolith or take a ranger led tour in the early morning. Just after entering the park, there is a prairie dog town, picnic tables and amphitheater. A new sculpture was added near the picnic area for the Tower's centennial celebration. The sculpture is called Circle of Sacred Smoke, made by Junkyo Muto.
Annual Events: Old Settlers Picnic (held on Father's Day), 4th of July Fireworks and celebration, Western Culture Festival (Labor Day weekend), and a Cultural Series held throughout summer with special guests and speakers.
Don't Miss: The iconic Devils Tower National Monument is a world-famous tourist attraction. A good place to start is the Devils Tower Visitor Center, located about three miles from the entrance to the park. Interpretive exhibits illuminate the geologic, natural and cultural history of the area. The Visitor Center staff will fill you in on climbing the tower, trail conditions and park activites www.nps.gov/deto.
Elevation: 3,868 ft