• Climbers on Morning Glory Spire

    City Of Rocks

    National Reserve Idaho

Things To Know Before You Come

Local Weather Station

Local Weather Station

photo by Kris Hawkins

Weather:

City of Rocks is located in south-central Idaho within the northern edge of the Basin and Range geologic province. Outdoor recreation can be pleasant from April through October. Summers are generally dry with 10 to 15 inches of precipitation in winter and spring. Summer temperatures range widely with night time lows occasionally approaching freezing and midday highs nearing 100° F. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months (June - August)

National Weather Service Forecast

Pollen Count

 
Keisers Helmet

Kaiser's Helmet

Photo by wallace keck

Road Conditions:

The park is open year round. Some roads may be impassable from November through April.

Call the City of Rocks Visitor Center at 208-824-5901 for the latest road conditions.

Idaho Department of Transportation

 
Camping - Site 37

Campsite 37

photo by Kris Hawkins

Camping:

City of Rocks offers 64 standard sites, in and among the granite formations, with easy access to trails and vistas. Clean vault toilets and water stations are centrally located. Most sites include a tent pad, picnic table, and fire grill.

Camping regulations

Smoky Mountain Campground - CRSP

The Lodge and Bunkhouse at Castle Rock Ranch - CRSP

Smoky Mountain Yurts - CRSP

 

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Local Area Information - Almo, Idaho:

Tracy's Mercantile - gasoline, internet, post office, ATM, showers, coffee, ice, groceries, sandwiches, beverages. Open Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 208-824-5570

The Almo Creek Outpost - breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pie, beer, steak, lodging. 208-824-5577

Durfee Hot Springs & Gift Shop - shower and hot tub in natural warm springs. 208-824-5701

Rock City Mercantile - pizza, sandwiches, pop, beer, camping supplies. 208-824-5510

Rock City Repair & Supply - tire repair, vehicle parts and service. Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 208-824-5510

Old Homestead Bed & Breakfast - 208-824-5521

Indian Grove Outfitters - horse rentals - 208-824-5766

 
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Twin Sisters
PHOTO BY KRIS HAWKINS

Did You Know?

Old Kelton Stage Station with the Twin Sisters towering in the background.

The City of Rocks stage station was a Home Station located at the head of Emigrant Canyon. Stage stations were located 10 to 15 miles apart at sites with water and grass for the horses. “Home Stations” were situated 50 to 60 miles apart and provided lodging for drivers and a meal for passengers.