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Distance

2.86 miles

Elevation Gain

500 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Andrew Jaeger

One of a few great trails around Devil's Tower, great views and few people on this loop.

Devil’s Tower National Monument erupts out of the landscape, soaring 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River Valley below and holds the title as the first national monument declared in the country. It was formed when a volcano clogged up with cooling molten lava. Over time, the surrounding earth and debris eroded away and the formation was left behind.

In order to minimize environmental impact and preserve the surrounding areas, there are only a handful of hikes inside Devils Tower National Monument. Red Beds Trail is a fantastic mix of terrain wrapping it’s way around the base of the tower affording hikers with incredible viewpoints from every angle along the way.

This is a 2.8 mile loop with approximately 500 feet of elevation gain. It provides great views of both the Tower above and the Belle Fourche River Valley below. The trail can be hiked in either direction and offers little shade. Sturdy footwear and proper attire is recommended as there are some steeper sections.

The trailhead is located in the same parking lot as the Tower Trail at the base of the tower.

Anticipate heavy traffic at this National Monument and the trails around it during peak tourist season.

Devils Tower National Monument charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45.

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