• Climbers on Morning Glory Spire

    City Of Rocks

    National Reserve Idaho

Reptiles and Amphibians


Species checklist

Desert Horned Lizard

Desert Horned Lizard

NPS Photo

Skinks and Lizards

__ Longnose Leopard Lizard

__ Common Sagebrush Lizard

__ Pygmy Short-horned Lizard

__ Desert Horned Lizard

__ Western Fence Lizard

__ Tiger Whiptail

__ Western Skink

Western Rattlesnake

Western Rattlesnake

photo by Brienne Stekly


__ Terrestrial Garter Snake

__ Gopher Snake

__ Western Rattlesnake

__ Striped Whipsnake

__ Rubber Boa

__ Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer



_ Boreal Chorus Frog

Did You Know?

View of a granite mountain with trees around the base.

The uplifted and eroded rocks at City of Rocks National Reserve are like an open window into the earth where visitor and scientist can view tectonic events that raised the mountainous interior of the western United States, and the weather that shapes the current landscape.