Initial Visit: July 25th, 2015
Description: If you have seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind, then you are very familiar with Devils Tower.
This was about the final stop on a 2 week cross country trip and I am happy it was one of the last. We didn’t get to get close, as we were tight on time, but still seeing it was awesome. I didn’t know too much about it besides what we talked about in Geography classes in college, but I knew some of the legends and the uniqueness of the tower.
It appears that there are trails around the tower you can hike. You can also climb the tower too, which is weird, since I thought it was all protected grounds by Native Americans. Maybe it’s a limited window each year. Either way, if you can indeed get close, I would love to go back. I love odd, natural landmarks like this and would love to explore it up close. Wish I knew more to tell you all but maybe one day I can expand upon this post!
Devils Tower is quite the landmark. It stands out when compared to everything else around it. Geologists still debate on how it is formed. Native Americans have a few folklore on how it was formed too. If you are interested in either of those, check the Website/Wiki links below.
Devils Tower, WY 82714