Tips for visiting Devils Tower...
~ Devils Tower is a nice little day-trip from Rapid City. Or, you can catch it on the way to (or from) Yellowstone.
~ Your National Park Pass works here, hurray.
~ Devils Tower is open year round. Except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. We especially love it covered in a new blanket of snow.
~ Be sure to hike around the base of it; It is intriguing to see how the formation looks from each side. The base hike is paved all the way around to make it accessible for everyone.
~ We went left on the hike, which I advise because it saves the best for last.
~ Be on the look out for animals while you trek around the base of the Tower; we saw a momma deer and her twins on our hike.
~ While hiking, look up. Devils Tower is a popular mountain climbing spot and most days you can see several climbers on the surface of the Tower. We chatted with a couple hikers on the path. They advised to come early if you want to see them, because they usually descend the mountain before the surface gets too hot.
~ Visit the visitors center and get those National Park Passports stamped, but also take a look around. I thought they had a rather nice gift shop.
HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR PARK THIS YEAR??? YOU DO KNOW IT IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM, IN THE U.S., THIS YEAR.