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Wyomings' Devil Tower-Totally Out of This World
Rising from relatively flat area in Wyoming near Hulett is THE best thing to see in this state. It is one of these formations that words simply fail to convey it. On first approach, it is alien-like,as this monstrous rock protrudes in a near vertical fashion some 1267 ft. As one gazes up, one cannot help to think it has some sort of meaning, maybe it was an old alien landing site at the summit, 5100 ft above sea level. This rock is not like a normal mountain, it is almost sculptured! The side of the mountain is comprised of long columns about 2 ft. wide that go from the base to top, some with 4-5 chiseled sides. The climb is only for the experience and over 400,000 a year visit this monument, which is awe inspiring. The park comprises of over 1200 acres and is in the northeast section of the state.
Close to park is the small town of Sundance, which has local camping and hotels to stay in. Camping in the park is available with 50 sites @$12 a night. Entrance fee is $10 for day use. For hikers, there are eight miles of trails, mostly flat.