Discover the "Silent City" of Rocks!

Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here in vivid detail as "a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks," and "the silent city." Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There's inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities for geologic study, and remnants of the Old West awaiting your discovery.



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Planning Your Visit

Get the most out of your City of Rocks visit by planning ahead. You'll need a minimum of two hours, but two days are better! Check out these options.

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Campsite #62 near Finger Rock

Camping at City of Rocks

Camping is very popular at City of Rocks and can fill up quickly May, June, and September. Make your reservations early for these peak months!

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Emigrant Signatures

History and Culture

California bound emigrants passed through this area leaving wagon ruts and signatures written in axle grease on granite formations.

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Granite Formations

Current Conditions

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Hiking with the Park Manager


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