Devils Tower National Park, Wyoming

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Got up at 6:00am and headed north to Livingston, Montana. Stopped by McDonalds for a quick breakfast and got on I-90 East. Our first stop on our trip is Devils Tower, Wyoming. It was 31 miles from I-90. A beautiful drive and lots of animals to see. For instance, horses, cows, antelope, and deer. We started off in Montana and went through Wyoming and into South Dakota.

Devils Tower is awesome. When you first drive into the park you pass a large group of prairie dogs running and barking. Cute little critters and fun to watch. You continue to drive up the road to the parking lot, located at the base of the tower. Hike up the trail to the tower. If you have time you can hike completely around the base.   www.nps.gov/deto

The Geological Story:  About 50 million years ago molten magma was forced into sedimentary rocks above it and cooled underground. As it cooled it contrated and fractured into columns.  Over millions of years, erosion of the sedimentary rock exposed Devils Tower and accentuated Little Missouri Buttes. The Tower rises 867 feet above the river and 5,112 feet above sea level. The area of its teardrop-shaped top is 1.5 acres. The diameter of its base is 1,000 feet.

 

 

TYoungTX says:
Nice description. My grandfather used to deliver mail around the Tower when I was a child. My brother and I had a great time going along with him during the summer. Good memories!
Posted on: Apr 23, 2008
stuartx13 says:
vary nice i really enjoyed Reading this
Posted on: Apr 23, 2008
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Devils Tower, Wyoming
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