Discover the "Silent City" of Rocks!
Emigrant diaries describe the rocks here in vivid detail as “a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks”, "the silent city" and a display of “all manner of fantastic shapes.”
These amazing rock formations continue to be shaped by weathering. Visitors to the Reserve see animals, faces, or buildings in the rocks. What you see is limited only by your imagination. What do you see?
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Planning Your Visit
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Camping at City of Rocks
The campsites are very popular at City of Rocks and fill up quickly. Make your reservations early!Read More
History and Culture
California bound emigrants passed through this area leaving wagon ruts and signatures written in axle grease on granite formations.Read More
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Did You Know?
Erosion at City of Rocks of a cross-jointed granite pluton has resulted in the formation of a maze of spires and domes that are noted for their impressive scenery, stark silence, and inspirational qualities.