America’s first national monument stands at the heart of Devils Tower
Country. Rising 1,267 feet above the nearby Belle Fourche River, the Tower
is surrounded by a 1,347 park that full of wildlife, hiking trails, scenic vistas
and opportunities to explore. Around one percent of the people who visit the Tower each year, make the climb to the top. While cold or stormy weather does sometimes limit climbing, climbers can be seen most days.

Three primary communities are situated in a bit of a triangle around Devils
Tower National Monument. Hulett, 11 miles to the northeast, provides the
perfect opportunity to experience a true western town. A western art gallery, restaurants that specialize in home-style cooking, and a museum known for its outstanding collection of historic photographs, all stand along the main street through town. Those with an appreciation for wildlife and scenery enjoy the drive from Hulett to historic Aladdin, Wyoming along Highway 24. Travelers are sure to see deer and an occasional turkey. In the spring, the Burr Oak fill the hillsides with a stunning green. In the fall they deliver a color show akin to the northwestern states.

Sundance, Wyoming, where the Sundance Kid earned his name after being
jailed in the community for horse theft, is a short drive 31 mile drive
southeast of Devils Tower. The community is located along Interstate 90. The trek from the community to the Tower is lined with ranch vistas, wildlife and scenic vistas where you can literally see for miles. The community offers ample lodging, great dining, evening historic walks during the summer months, and a museum that is the community’s pride and joy. New in 2020, Sundance opened the doors to “Old Stoney.” Built as the county’s high school in 1923, much care and attention has gone into making the building home to not only the museum, but the perfect place to gather.

Vore Buffalo Jump, located along Interstate 90 east of Sundance, is a unique
opportunity to learn more about the life of the Plains Indians. Over a period
spanning 300 years, five different tribes used the site to capture and butcher bison. Varves, or layers with the site, allow researchers and visitors to take a glimpse back in time to learn more about this period in history. The site is open for guided tours during the summer months.

Moorcroft, Wyoming, located along Interstate 90, is a 36-mile drive
southwest of Devils Tower National Monument. During the days of western
expansion, cowboys along the Texas Trail could be found traveling through
the area with large herds of Longhorns. With the arrival of the railroad,
Moorcroft became one of the largest shipping points in the West. Venture
into the West Texas Trail Museum to learn more about this colorful time in
history.

The surrounding countryside is brimming with opportunities for adventure. Wildlife, western history, outdoor adventure, and small-town hospitality are readily available throughout the area. For a complete list of lodging properties to book your next vacation, visit DevilsTowerCountry.com.

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