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Majestic Devils Tower National Monument is a Great Wyoming RV camping Destination
Devils Tower National Monument is located in Wyoming and covers 1347 acres of land. In 1906, Devils Tower National Monument became the nation’s first National Monument. The land surrounding the Devils Tower, which looms 1267 feet above the surrounding area, is covered with pine forests, woodlands and grasslands.
While the tower dominates the landscape, there is plenty to see and do in the park. There are plenty of hiking trails that take you around the base of Devils Tower itself. Over the years, the Monument has also become a very popular rock climbing site. The sheer majesty of Devils Tower combined with the beautiful land around it makes this Monument a great Wyoming RV camping destination!
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Located in the Black Hills region, Devils Tower National Monument’s climate is usually pretty mild. Summer highs reach up into the 90’s and are hot and dry. Spring and fall sees average temperatures in the 50’s. Winter can be cold and extended periods of below zero temperatures are possible. Snow is possible. The park is open year round, although many facilities close in winter. Trails are not maintained, so extra caution should be taken during the winter months. There is a $10 entrance fee to enter the park which is valid for 7 days. An annual pass costs $20, while an inter-agency annual pass that grants access to most national parks costs $80.
While Devils Tower is the prominent feature of the Monument, there is a lot more to it than just that. The base land below the tower is filled with many different plants and animals, making it a wonderful area to explore. Eight miles of hiking trails allow you to meander through grassy meadows filled with prairie dogs or through thick pine forests. A 1.3 mile trail loops around the base of Devils Tower.
Interpretive programs are offered mid June through late August, and more limited ones are offered May, September, and October as staffing permits. These interpretive programs explore the natural and cultural history of the park. Over the years, the Devils Tower has become a very popular rock climbing destination. Hundreds of parallel cracks make up the Devils Tower, creating lark hexagonal columns. This is the finest traditional crack climbing location in North America. The longest column in this tower is over 400 feet long! The climbs up Devils Tower are difficult and usually take 5-7 hours. This beautiful park really is a great Wyoming RV camping destination!
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