Exploring Devils Tower: A Day Trip from Lead, SD

Devils Tower is a majestic and sacred site located in Wyoming, just 49.64 miles south-east of Lead, South Dakota. It's a great destination for a day trip, and the journey is just as exciting as the destination. The round trip is 240 miles long and takes four and a half hours to complete, with plenty of stops along the way. If you're looking for an all-day adventure, you can take a 230-mile circuit that includes a tour of the Black Forest and stops at Spearfish, Deadwood and Sturgis.

Depending on the route you take, Devils Tower is 75 to 90 miles from Deadwood. The drive is a great mix of wood and grassland areas, giving you an excellent view of the area. If you want to make the most of your trip, make sure to incorporate Spearfish Canyon into your route. When you arrive at Devils Tower, you can bring a picnic lunch or have lunch at one of the small restaurants located at the entrance.

After lunch, take a walk around the Tower Trail, a 1.3-mile paved trail that runs along the base of the tower. This is a great way to appreciate the beauty of this sacred site and learn more about its history. If you're coming from Rapid City, it's 215 miles and takes three and a half hours to get there. Devils Tower is open 24 hours a day, so being late isn't a problem, and crowds could be low, another plus.

If you have any questions about this day trip to Devils Tower or if you want to share your experience, let us know in the comments section below.

Roxanne Cotner
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