August 03, 2022
The Nation's First National Monument
DEVILS TOWER, WYOMING - Designated as America's first national monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Devils Tower National Monument is an astounding geologic feature protruding out of the prairie and rising 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Ancient people lived around the tower for thousands of years, developing a stront physical and spiritual connection to the Tower and passing oral histories to generations. Today, the National Monument is a sacred place to over 20 Native American tribes. Each year, more than 500,000 visitors enjoy the 1,347-acre park's hiking trails, rock climbing adventures, observing the 600+ prairie dogs living in Prairie Dog Town, camping, stargazing and picnicking in the park.
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