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City of Rocks National Reserve

3035 S Elba-Almo Rd

City of Rocks National Reserve lies in south-central Idaho within the northern edge of the Basin and Range geologic province. This unique area offers scenic walks near the historic California Trail and opportunities for photography, world-class technical rock climbing, hiking, bird watching mountain biking, horseback riding, picknicking, and camping.

This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-bound emigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures in axle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. A few granite pinnacles and monoliths are in excess of sixty stories tall and 2.5 billion years old. The smooth granite faces offer exceptional rock climbing. Today, over 500 climbing routes have been identified. The visitor center, located in Almo, Idaho, and the wayside exhibits, located along main roads throughout the park, provide opportunities to become acquainted with the Reserve's historical significance and special resources.

There are 64 standard campsites with tables and fire rings. Most campsites also come equipped with a tent pad. Water stations and vault toilets are centrally located throughout the reserve.  Cabins, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, natural hot springs, auto services, and a general store, are located in Almo.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018
One of my all time favorite places. There's so much to explore here! It's a phenomenal place to camp, I especially love going in the fall when temperatures are cooler. Rock climbing here is so fun, but you don't have to rock climb to have fun here. If you don't have rock climbing equipment Bath Rock is a great experience and pretty easy to climb up without anything. I think this place is my cat's favorite place to adventure as well! Highly recommend camping here or at least spending the day here!

Chris Kastner

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
There are 2 camping areas. The more rustic in the rocks area prefered by the climbing visitors within the National Reserve and Castle Rocks State park, The paved parking with hook ups and great hot showers, nice campground in a juniper forest, campground 2 miles away. Love this place. You can ride or run 2 miles up a sweet trail into the rocks area. Great stop over between Salt Lake City and anywhere north.

Josh Ashdown

Thursday, June 7, 2018
This place is amazing! I love to climb around all the rocks and explore. This is a great place to camp with kids that are old enough to run around and be safe. It really is a gem of a location.

Carol Denney

Monday, April 16, 2018
Lots of interesting rock formations and scenic views. There are some hiking trails off the first overlook that we explored and enjoyed. This place also has some cool history with the graffiti from settlers on the california trail. Unfortunately this park is kind of in the middle of nowhere so be prepared to drive a while (and even on dirt/gravel roads) to get there.

Patrick K

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Fun and free park. Tons of areas for climbing and hiking. I really liked that they had several map posts on the trails to check the route. Bath rock had toilets and trash cans.

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