Plan Your Visit
Photo by Kris Hawkins
City of Rocks National Reserve lies in south-central Idaho within the northern edge of the Basin and Range geologic province. This unique area offers scenic walks near the historic California Trail and opportunities for photography, world-class technical rock climbing, hiking, bird watching mountain biking, horseback riding, picknicking, and camping.
The visitor center, located in Almo, Idaho, and the wayside exhibits, located along main roads throughout the park, provide opportunities to become acquainted with the Reserve's historical significance and special resources.
There are 64 standard campsites with tables and fire rings. Most campsites also come equipped with a tent pad. Water stations and vault toilets are centrally located throughout the reserve.
Cabins, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, natural hot springs, auto services, and a general store, are located in Almo.
Did You Know?
Beginning around 1860, a local version of the famous Pony Express also ran through the City of Rocks, along a route that extended from Boise, ID to Brigham City, UT, by way of Rock Creek, Oakley, Goose Creek, City of Rocks stage station, Raft River Headwaters, and Kelton Pass.