Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photographs

A view of the yellow cottonwoods that grow along the banks of the Little Missouri River in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

Photographing Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TPNP) is a a rewarding experience. Because it is not heavily visited, photographers can capture unobstructed views without cars or people. Yay!

It is important to know that there are three separate areas, or units, of the park: North, South, Elkhorn Ranch. And, they are many miles apart. In addition, along I-94 near Medora, there is the Painted Canyon Visitor Center and rest stop. These photos are from our visit to the North and South units.

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Devils Tower National Monument

A view of Devils Tower from the north at sunset.

You will not forget the first time you see Devils Tower in Devils Tower National Monument.  Approaching from the south on Highway 24 in Wyoming, the tower suddenly appears from the top of the last rise in the road. It is a solitary sentinel on the rolling plains surrounding the Black Hills, near the Belle Fourche River. So, it is easy to understand why Theodore Roosevelt established this iconic tower as our nation’s first national monument.

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