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 Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming, United States, The Facts

Operating Hours
Improved Campsites
Improved Shelters, Cabins
Related Web Sites

Fees & Permits
What To See
Children's Activities
Mountain Biking
 Rock Climbing
Backcountry Primitive Camping
Lodges or Motel Type Facilities
Major Airline Access
Food, Fuel & Shopping


Address:  top
Devil's Tower National Monument
Devil's Tower, WY  82714-0010

Phone:  top

Operating Hours:  top
Visitor center open from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, April to Memorial Day and Labor Day to October, 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day (call ahead to confirm hours).  Open all year however visitors center and campground is closed from October to April.  You should call ahead for specific park conditions

Fees & Permits:  top
$8 vehicle access fee, annual Golden Eagle Pass, $50 and good at all National Park facilities for one year from date of issue.  Overnight camping permit is $12.  Commercial photography photos permit required.

Climate:  top
Spring:  Cool, and wet.  Temperatures ranging from the 30'ies to the 80'ies by June
Summer:  Warm with frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures in the 70'ies to 90'ies.
Fall:  Cool and dry.  Temperature ranging from the 70'ies in September falling to below zero in  December
Winter:  Cold,  snow happens often.  Temperatures fall as low as -20 F. and the area can experience severe snowstorms and blizzards.

What To See:  top
Devil's Tower stands almost 1,200 feet from it's base and offers wonderful views and rock climbing activity.  Rock climbing is not allowed in the month of June.  Red Beds Hiking Trail and Tower Trail offer excellent views of northeastern Wyoming and Devil's Tower.  Black Tail Prairie Dog Town at parks entrance.  Excellent evening fireside activities in the shadow of the tower.

Activities:  top
A variety of ranger led activities are available during the summer months.  You should call ahead for more information and a current schedule of events.

Children's Activities:  top
Devil's Tower National Monument has a Junior Rangers Program for children ages 4 to 14.  Teaches children about the park, nature and the environment.  Enrollment is free and children completing this self study program earn a certificate and a patch.  Some parks charge a nominal fee for the patch to offset the costs.  You can contact the park directly for more information on this educational and fun program.

Hiking:  top

  • Tower Trail, 1.3 miles, easy

  • Red Beds Trail, 3.0 miles, easy-moderate

  • Valley View Trail, 6/10 of a mile, easy

  • South Side Trail, 6/10 of a mile, easy southbound, moderate northbound

  • Joyner Ridge Trail, 1.5 miles, easy-moderate

Mountain Biking:  top

  • Prohibited on hiking trails, several dirt access roads available

Equestrian:  top

  • Prohibited

Paddling:  top

  • No specific access to the Belle Fourche River which runs through the park.  You should contact the park directly for more information.

Rock Climbing:  top

  • Rock climbing permitted on the tower  April to October.  No climbing allowed in June.  Over 220 possible paths to assault the tower.  Climbers must register at the visitors center.  Rain gear and flashlight should be taken.  Helmet is strongly recommended due to falling rocks.  Call ahead for specific conditions and closures.

Improved Camp Sites:  top

  • 50, 3 group campsites.  No hookups, showers, or dump stations.  Bathrooms with handicapped access and potable water

Backcountry Primitive Camping:  top

  • Prohibited

Improved Shelters, Cabins:  top

  • None

Lodges or Motel Type Facilities:  top

  • None

Transportation:  top
Private vehicle and commercial tours only -- no public transportation, vehicles pulling trailers may be required to remove them upon entry of the park during summer months

Major Airline Access:  top

  • Rapid City, South Dakota, 90 miles southeast

  • Casper, Wyoming, 165 miles southwest

Accommodations:  top

  • Devil's Tower, Wyoming, 1/10 of a mile west of the park on State Highway 110 (KOA Campground)

  • Sundance, Wyoming, 27 miles southeast on Interstate 90

  • Moorcroft, Wyoming, 30 miles southwest on Interstate 90

Food, Fuel, Shopping:  top

  • Devil's Tower Junction, 8 miles south, small restaurant 

  • Sundance, Wyoming, many options for food and fuel, basic shopping

  • Moorcroft, Wyoming, many options for food and fuel, basic shopping

Related Websites:  top

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