Hikes in Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument was the first national monument established in the United States. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt visited the extraordinary tower in the northeast corner of Wyoming. Roosevelt created the 1,347-acre Devils Tower National Monument to ensure that the rock formation was preserved. Devils Tower rises 867 feet above the surrounding pine forest and has a one-mile circumference. The tower is made more impressive by its unique exterior of firm rock formed into wide symmetric columns. This siding puzzles geologists and captivates tourists.
Circle the tower on the 1.6-mile Tower Trail or explore one of the longer hikes in the park. The grassy flats below the base of the tower along Bell Fourche River are surprisingly well populated with prairie dogs, which your are almost certain to spot on a drive up to the visitor center.