City of Rocks

Almo, Idaho 83312

City of Rocks

City of Rocks Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The rock sculptures—sculpted over hundreds of thousands of years by wind and water—tower overhead almost wherever you go in this park area. Camping is relatively primitive for an NPS location. The gravel and dirt road connecting Almo to the east and Oakley to the west (on opposite sides of the City of Rocks) is generally good in the summer but subject to deep mud during other seasons; check ahead with Idaho Parks and Recreation.

The NPS reports that “popular since the 1970s, City of Rocks granite is internationally renowned among climbers. There are over 600 routes here, both traditional and sport. Climbs vary from 30 to 600 feet, rating from the relatively easy 5.6 to the extremely difficult 5.14. A number of guidebooks to both City of Rocks and Castle Rocks are available at the visitor center. Climbing is managed, and a permit is required before placing permanent anchors. Otherwise, visitors are free to climb established routes, or just scramble around. Be aware of private lands within the reserve as well as rock closures along the California Trail. Some rocks and routes are closed seasonally for nesting raptors.”"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, National Park Service (NPS), (208) 824-5519.
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Drinking water, vault toilets, fire rings.

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Dec 2018