Devil’s Tower rises 1,267 feet above the ground and is one of the most natural wonders you’ll ever see. And for generations, Native American tribes have found the massive rock formation to be an incredibly sacred place.
Devil’s Tower sits in the northeastern corner of Wyoming and is only an hour and 20-minute drive from the popular Sturgis, South Dakota. The tower is a part of the Bear Lodge Mountains in the Black Hills region.
Rock climbing is a popular recreational activity at Devil’s Tower National Monument. Scaling the tower provides a hands-on, up close, and personal look at the structure. However, if you plan to make a trip to Devil’s Tower to climb, you must be mindful of closures.
If you’re looking for a beautiful and relatively affordable campground and don’t need a lot of frills, Pismo State Beach is an excellent choice for camping. It’s also a fantastic spot for wildlife lovers and home to the country’s largest over-wintering colony of Monarch butterflies from November through February. It’s the origin of the famous Pismo clam. Pismo is a popular bird-watching spot, as well.