As you drive through the prairies of eastern Wyoming, Devils Tower looms over the countryside like nature’s version of a skyscraper. What an interesting and unique formation. This place is held sacred by many of the local Indian tribes and to many of them, it is known as Bears Lodge.
As the nation’s first national monument, it has become a challenging rock climbing spot. On the day we visited, several people were attempting to climb it. You may also recognize it as a location for the movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.
We arrived late afternoon, leaving us time to set up camp, cook dinner and watch a movie under the stars at our campsite. The next day we walked the loop trail around this amazing formation.
Notice the people in the photo, giving you a sense of the scale of this place.
Prayer cloths left behind during sacred ceremonies held by various American Indian tribes.
The beautiful countryside surrounding Devils Tower.
As we drove away, I had to stop for one last look and photo.
If you ever find yourself driving across Wyoming, do two things. Enjoy the view of this beautiful state & stop in to visit Devils Tower.
Devils Tower also has a prairie dog town as you drive out. We stopped and watched them for quite some time.
I’m saving the rest of the prairie dog photos for my next Travel Thursday post. They are so cute they deserve a separate post.
That my blogging friends is the last Travel Thursday post of 2015. See you in 2016.