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Annual voluntary rock climbing closure begins at Devils Tower


June 6, 2019

An annual voluntary closure for rock climbing at Devils Tower will be in effect through the month of June. June 1-30, visitors are strongly encouraged to refrain from climbing on the Tower out of respect for the spiritual and cultural significance of the Tower.

The closure zone includes all areas inside the loop of the Tower Trail. This voluntary closure was an agreement reached during the development of the monument’s Climbing Management Plan by a work group that included representatives from climbing organizations and American Indian tribes.

Over twenty American Indian Tribes consider...

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