Devil's Tower National Monument - Resources
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Jan 24, 2005, 11:25

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These learning links will allow you to explore the history, geology, birds, flowers, and climbing regulations at the Devil's Tower.

The History of the Devil’s Tower - The First 50 Years
1956 marked the Golden Anniversary of our first national monument, The Devil’s Tower. Read this history written in 1955 by historian Ray H. Mattison.
Source: National Park Service

The Devil’s Tower - A Sacred Place

More than twenty Native American tribes have a cultural affiliation with the Devil’s Tower. Learn more about the significance of this area to a number of the major local tribes.
Source: National Park Service

The Devil’s Tower Climb

In order to climb the Devil’s Tower, climbers (and scramblers) are required to register with the National Park Service. Since the monument is a sacred place for Native Americans there is a voluntary climbing closure during the month of June, when the majority of their ceremonies take place. If you are planning to visit the Devil’s Tower please be sure to read this section thoroughly.
Source: National Park Service

The Devil’s Tower Geology

Study the geological history and composition of the Devil’s Tower National Park region in this informative article. This remarkable geological formation was designated as the first National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Source: National Park Service

Flowers of The Devil’s Tower
There is a wide variety of wildflowers that are commonly seen on the trails and around the Devil’s Tower region. This page allows you to look up the names by the color of the flower. To see photos or learn more about the flowers you can search the National Arboretum website.
Source: National Park Service

Birds of The Devil’s Tower
Ornithologists and bird watcher’s will be thrilled to find this helpful list of birds found int he Devil’s Tower region. Find out which birds are commonly found, rare, newly introduced to the area, and everything in-between.
Source: National Park Service

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