Capture the Night Sky over Devils Tower

Capture the Night Sky over Devils Tower

Devil's Tower Trailhead

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Added by

Jason Hatfield

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Devils Tower has dark night skies and provides a striking foreground element for shots of the Milky Way.

Devils Tower, also known as Bear Lodge, was the first designated National Monument. Sitting on the edge of the Black Hills, the towering formation of rock is surrounded by ponderosa forest and little civilization. There are numerous places to photograph the night sky in the park, with Tower Trail and W Road providing the best viewpoints. If you plan to light paint the tower you'll need a very strong flashlight due to its size and distance from the trails. The monument's rarely full campground is a great place to relax after a night of photography, but hammocks are no longer allowed.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Devils Tower!!!

Great location.

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Added by

Jason Hatfield

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