Places to Visit: Devil's Tower Wyoming

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Devil's Tower Wyoming

In planning your Yellowstone vacation, be sure to include the towering Devil's Tower National Monument on your itinerary, so you can view this wonder of Mother Nature up close.

  • See the spectacular rock formation of Devil’s Tower National Monument.
  • Hike the trails around Devil’s Tower to get up close to this natural wonder.
  • Watch the prairie dogs romping in the sun.
  • Vehicles $10, Motorcycles $5, Individuals $5
  • Only 7 hours and 42 minutes to Yellowstone.

Overview

Devils Tower National Monument, established in 1906, is a spectacular rock formation, home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. Climbers test their skills on the sheer rock walls.

Hours/Seasons

Devils Tower is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the whole year through. The Visitor Center is open from the middle of spring through the fall. The hours for the Visitor Center vary from season to season.

Fees

Entrance fees are as follows:

  • 7-Day Vehicle Pass is $10 (admits all passengers)
  • 7-Day Motorcycle Pass is $5
  • 7-Day Individual Permit is $5 (admits one person entering on foot or on bicycle)
  • Those 15 years old and younger are admitted free

Camping fees are as follows:

  • $12 a day for 50 first-come, first-served sites
  • $2 per person per day for group sites (minimum 6 people)

More Info

There are about 8 miles of trails through Devil’s Tower National Monument, the most popular one being the paved Tower Trail that circles the Tower. There are longer trails for your enjoyment that meander through forests and meadows.

Prairie dogs are great fun to watch, and that isn’t the only wildlife here. You can hike, rock climb and enjoy the sights. In the winter, you can do some cross-country skiing.

Between mid-June and late August, you’ll find all manner of programs for young and old. There are interpretive talks, a ranger-led Tower Walk and evening programs.

Getting Here

To reach Yellowstone from Devil’s Tower, take Wyoming 24 to US 14, then get on I-90 West to exit 56B. From there you take I-25 to exit 299 and US 16. Follow the signs to Yellowstone.

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