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.
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.
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.
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
Rock Climbing: top
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
Improved Shelters, Cabins: top
Lodges or Motel Type Facilities: 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
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
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