• Climbers on Morning Glory Spire

    City Of Rocks

    National Reserve Idaho

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.

Did You Know?

Treasure Rock against a blue summer sky.

Tales of a stage robbery complete with lost loot buried beneath one of the City’s rocky crags, soon to be known as Treasure Rock, have formed part of local lore for almost 120 years. Most agree that the Kelton stage was robbed circa 1878 of $90,000 - $200,000 in gold bullion.