On December 20, 2015, Ashlie and I visited Devils Tower in Wyoming while on our Winter Road Trip, Part One. This was our first time visiting here and we were both amazed.
This area had intrigued me for many years and was something I was very excited to finally see in person. The year prior, while on the Papa.Bravo.Fourteen Road Trip with my friend Steven, we almost made the journey here.
Due to winter weather we encountered on that trip, it slowed us down and caused us to slightly reconfigure our itinerary. We had to make the tough decision between Devils Tower or Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
The Presidents won that coin toss. Looking back, I am glad it work out that way so Ashlie and I could experience this place together for the first time.
Devils Tower became Americas first National Monument in 1906 thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. Since then, it has drawn crowds by the millions, with a yearly average of about 500,000 visitors.
The most popular destination here is the 1.3 mile paved Tower Trail which circles around the base. It offers amazing views of the Tower and the surrounding area. We were fortunate enough to have this trail all to ourselves while visiting.
The sunlight quickly began to fade and we found a nice spot on the trail to watch the sunset. Although not as vivid as others I have seen, this one joins memorable places like the Dead Sea, Horseshoe Bend, and the Hoover Dam where I had the privilege of watching a sunset.
For us, walking the trail was a remarkable experience. Since we saw or heard no other people, we had no distractions to take away from nature. One of the benefits to visiting outside of the tourist season.
On July 21, 2017, I visited Devils Tower National Monument while on my West Coast MINI Road Trip. This short visit was an unexpected surprise. This was my second time here, but first time seeing it during the summer.
Earlier that day I was at Mount Rushmore National Memorial having coffee with the presidents. We concluded our meeting earlier than expected and I had a little extra time for a quick adventure here.
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