Near Hulett in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Devils Tower National Monument
The Tower is still emerging. The Belle Fourche River (below) continues to wash away the softer sedimentary rocks. Plateaus across the valley—some higher than the Tower’s summit—are eroded layers of the same sediment that once surrounded and covered Devils Tower.
The Tower today stands 867 feet (264 meters) high, from the visitor center to the summit. Approximately one and one-half vertical miles of rock and sediment have washed away since the Tower formed.
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Photograph of modern river channel, with sedimentary rocks in background
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Layers of sedimentary rock are exposed on a cliff near the Tower
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 35.372′ N, 104° 43.069′ W. Marker is near Hulett, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 110. Click for map. Marker is located in Devils Tower National Monument;
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. How Did the Tower Form? (within shouting distance of this marker); People of the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Devils Tower ... the first National Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friends, Family, and Fun (about 500 feet away); Life Above and Below Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devils Tower (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Devils Tower (approx. 2.6 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is along the southwest segment of the Tower Trail which circles Devils Tower. It is a 1/4 mile walk from the Visitor Center parking lot to the marker.
Also see . . . Devils Tower National Monument. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 25, 2014.)
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