Places to Visit: Devil's Tower

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Devil's Tower

While visiting Cody, Wyoming on your western vacation, be sure to put Devil’s Tower National Monument on your must-see list, so you can experience this marvel of nature up close.

  • Marvel at the natural wonder of Devil’s Tower National Monument
  • Hike the trails near Devil’s Tower and in the grasslands surrounding
  • Enjoy the prairie dogs and other wildlife in the area
  • Vehicles $10, Motorcycles $5, Individuals $5
  • Only about 5 hours to Cody, Wyoming


Devils Tower National Monument, shown on every Wyoming license plate, is an amazing rock formation, with its sheer rock walls and resident wildlife.


Devils Tower is open all year, 24 hours a day. The Visitor Center is open from mid-spring through fall. The hours for the Visitor Center vary from season to season.


Entrance fees for Devil’s Tower:

  • Vehicle Pass: $10 (permits all passengers entrance)
  • Motorcycle Pass: $5
  • Individual Pass: $5 (admits one person on foot or bicycle)

Anyone 15 years old and younger is free; passes are for seven days.


Climbers love to come to Devil’s Tower and make this five-hour climb. Out of respect for the local Native Americans, no one climbs the tower in June.

Wildflowers are abloom between March and September next to the Belle Fourche River and the surrounding grasslands. Wildlife is everywhere and you’ll spot the little prairie dogs peeking out of their holes.

Hiking around is popular at Devil’s Tower, with around 8 miles of trails, some paved. All ages enjoy the ranger-led Tower Walk and the interpretive talks and evening programs.

Getting Here

To reach Cody, Wyoming from Devil’s Tower, take Wyoming 24 to US 14, then get on I-90 West to exit 9. From there you take US 14 right to Cody. It’s a 313-mile scenic drive of about five hours.