Rising 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River in the Black Hills of North East Wyoming, Devils Tower is also known as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site for many American Indians. Once hidden, erosion has revealed Devils Tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are seen. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906.
Around 5,000 climbers come here every year from all over the world to climb on the massive columns.
Film director Steven Spielberg used the location in his 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Location: Wyoming, USA
Photographer: brian swales