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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Explore the National Reserve

There is something for everyone at City of Rocks.

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Plan Your Visit

Resources and inspiration for your next adventure.

Panhole in a granite formation in City of Rocks National Reserve.
Geological Features

Admire geologic wonders sculpted by nature.

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Plants & Animals

Get to know fascinating plants and wildlife.

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History & Culture

Learn about people, places, and stories of the past.

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Stay With Us

Reserve a campsite or check out other lodging options.

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Follow Us On Social Media

Come see what's new on Facebook and Instagram.

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Junior Ranger Online

Aimed at kids K-6 covering topics from history to natural resources.

Last updated: May 27, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo, ID 83312



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