Tower Trail

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

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Tower Trail is a hiking trail in Crook County, Wyoming. It is within Devils Tower National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 4,257 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 556 feet. The Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center information office is near the trailhead. There are also waste baskets, restrooms, and drinking waters. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.
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Tower Trail is a hiking trail in Crook County, Wyoming. It is within Devils Tower National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 4,257 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 556 feet. The Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center information office is near the trailhead. There are also waste baskets, restrooms, and drinking waters. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Red Beds Trail and Climbing Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Devils Tower National Monument
Distance: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 556 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,257 feet
Top Elevation: 4,401 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Tower Trail
Parks: Devils Tower National Monument
Elevation Min/Max: 4257/4401 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4257/4257 ft

Tower Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A popular circuit trail around the base of Devils Tower."

"A walk through millions of years of the earth’s past as well as more recent human history. The Tower Trail is perhaps the most popular area trail because it most closely rings the base of Devils Tower, and it provides hikers with an almost bird’s-eye view of climbers as they scale the vertical columns. The path wanders through boulder fields and passes through stands of ponderosa pine, typical of other Black Hills vegetation.

The trail also approaches columns that have sloughed off over the millennia and which, in turn, have been modified by the weather. Geologically, this trail excites those with a scientific bent and stirs the imagination in all who hike here. Along the way the park provides benches and interpretive signs. About midway the park provides a mounted set of viewing binoculars. The entire trail is paved though is somewhat bumpy. On the southeast side a viewing tube focuses on the remains of the old ladder used in 1893 for the first climb. Pigeons and rock doves wing along the columns, and vultures often mass near the top."

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2008
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This is a very nice trail taking you around the base of the tower. It is paved and offers great views of the tower from different points along the way. You will have an up close personal feel from this trail. It has a few slight rises but overall it is a easy stroll. Benches are abundant along the way to sit and take it all in. Timber provides nice shade amd wild turkey feed near the trail. Great!



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