It Means Something: The Devils Tower

The Devils Tower National Monument is a mystical landmark. Located in Crook County, Wyoming, the tower has been a sacred place for Native American tribes for centuries and is still used today.

The tower rises above it’s surroundings to 5,114 feet. It’s rough, cracked vertical surface has captivated all who have seen it. The legend is the marks were caused by a giant bear climbing to the top.

Science isn’t sure. What is agreed upon by geologists is that the tower was formed by instruction; magma being forced into or between other rock formations.

The easiest explanation is that the tower is the remains of an old volcano.

Whatever the reason for it’s creation, it certainly is a strange sight. Steve and I didn’t have time to explore the 1,000+ acres that are also part of the park, but did walk half way around the tower on well laid trails.

We even saw some ornaments of the Native American tribes who still religiously attend the tower hanging from the tree branches.

There is certainly something special about this area. I recommend checking it out.
For more information on The Devils Tower, visit the National Park website.

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