Exploring Devils Tower National Monument from Jackson Hole

When you plan your vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you can't miss the incredible Devil's Tower National Monument. Located 778 miles away, this spectacular rock formation is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. You can explore the seven miles of trails, with the best option being the paved path of the tower that surrounds the Devil's Tower itself. The Devils Tower National Monument was established in 1906 and is an eroded remnant of a laccolite.

It is 309.93 miles from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole heading southwest and 489 miles (786.97 kilometers) by car, following I-90 W. It would take 4 hours 32 minutes to get from Devils Tower to Lovell and 4 hours 42 minutes to get from Jackson Hole to Lovell. As rain and snow continue to erode the sedimentary rocks surrounding the base of the Tower, more Devils Tower will be exposed. Geologists Carpenter and Russell studied Devils Tower in the late 19th century and concluded that it consisted of an igneous intrusion.

You can also explore some of the legends associated with this incredible rock formation. Wooden Leg, a Cheyenne from the north, recounted a legend told to him by an old man when they traveled together through the Devil's Tower between 1866 and 1868. The children have the sisters take the bear to Devils Tower and trick him into thinking that they have climbed the rock. Continue north to Sundance, a small town with a big history, which can become your home base to visit the incredible Devils Tower National Monument. When you visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, during your vacation, you can't miss this incredible rock formation.

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