"One of America's Great Natural Landmarks" Top 5 Page for this destination Devils Tower by mrclay2000
Devils Tower Travel Guide: 91 reviews and 259 photos
This wonderful structure, the odd remnants of an ancient volcano, sits atop a prairie land that is gently carved by the Belle Fourche River and complemented by similar but much smaller towers known as the Little Missouri Buttes.
This is rattlesnake country by day, mule deer country by night. During the same time Devils Tower changes colors with the sun, from a glow of orange/red at sunrise, to yellow by mid-morning, to silver/gray/white under the midday sun, to an awesome ebony silhouette after nightfall. If you are fortunate enough to visit after dark, when the sun has disappeared but still affords a glow at the horizon, the Tower's magnitude dominates the landscape by twilight much more so than by day.
No view of the Tower is the same. The tour around even at a leisurely pace takes less than an hour. Watch for climbers and ladders going to the top, note the fallen boulders at the base, and keep to the path.
- Pros:Views are everchanging, close enough to touch
- Cons:Over two hours away from closest other attraction, Mt Rushmore
- In a nutshell:Not complete without visit to Mt Rushmore
Though it is over 2 1/2 hours away by car, most people who visit Devils Tower will venture all the way to Mount Rushmore... more travel advice
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