Local Area Recreation Near Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey
Climbing at Devils Tower
Devils Tower was first climbed on July 4, 1893 by local ranchers William Rodgers and William Ripley, who built a wooden ladder to the top. In the years since climbing has progressed impressively. For decades Devils Tower has been a popular climbing destination and world famous climbing mecca. Today, thousands of climbers from around the world summit Devils Tower each year. Our resident climbing instructor is available for rock climbing lessons and/or guide service. Please inquire at the front desk for more information!
Adventurous campers may want to check out the many hiking trails located within Devils Tower National Monument. Energetic hikers may depart directly from the campground to access trails such as Joyner Ridge or the popular Red Beds Trail. Each trail is unique and well defined, many of them are groomed. Every trail offers a unique view of Devils Tower as well as the opportunity to see wildlife, awesome wildflowers and breathtaking vistas.