Wyoming’s Visually Striking Devils Tower

Published February 6, 2014
Updated January 28, 2014

Devils Tower Wyoming

Extending a whopping 5,114 feet above sea level, Wyoming’s ever-popular “Devils Tower” actually receives its name from a misinterpretation. Many Native American tribes had geographical ties to the igneous intrusion, calling it everything from “Aloft on a rock” to the “Bear’s Lair”. It wasn’t until 1875 that Colonel Richard Irving Dodge’s interpreter incorrectly perceived one name as “Bad God’s Tower”, which he inevitably translated to “Devils Tower”.

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