Hulett, Wyoming is the closest town to stay in when visiting Devils Tower. You can check into the Best Western Motel and see the 14 stuffed heads of unfortunate game animals in their lobby, just before you head out to the local rodeo.
One of the more exciting things I have done in retirement is to go on a cattle drive. This was no dude ranch thing, rather I was the tag-along on a working ranch with 12 or so cowboys who do this for a living every day. After unloading the horses from the trailer well before sun up, the cowboys immediately began making their horses move sideways to the left, then right, then backwards. Then they would turn around and around in tight circles, like athletes warming up before a big game.