For Kids

Young Climber at City of Rocks
Young Climber at City of Rocks

Wallace Keck

Climbing Experience Program

The Climbing Experience Program offers visitors young and old an introduction to the experience of climbing outdoors in a supervised setting. Trained employees lead first-time climbers on fun easy routes to experience the Reserve's most popular recreation.

Children must be 10 or older, and accompanied by a paying adult. Program is generally offered from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, but we may be able to accommodate groups in other seasons. To inquire, call 208-824-5916.

Winter Day-Camp
Winter Day-Camp for Kids

NPS Photo

Day-Camps for Kids

Twice each year (summer and winter), City of Rocks offers day-camps for kids. Activities include backcountry safety, plant and animal identification, City of Rocks history and introduction to climbing (or snowshoeing) in a supervised setting. Space is limited and reservations are required. For additional information and to register call Juanita Jones at 208-824-5916.

Junior Rangers
Junior Rangers

Wallace Keck

Junior Ranger Program

Young park visitors are encouraged to become Junior Rangers and help the park rangers protect and interpret the National Reserve. City of Rocks is pleased to offer activity booklets for kids ages 5-9 and 10+. In addition to the booklets, parents are encouraged to bring their children to regularly scheduled interpretive programs during the summer. Kids that complete the booklet will be awarded an official badge and are sworn in at an interpretive program or in the visitor center by a Ranger.

Ranger guided nature hike
Young children and parents enjoy an evening hike with the ranger in search of wildlife.

Wallace Keck

Summer Interpretive Programs

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, join us for scheduled interpretive programs, including guided hikes, nature demonstrations, geology walks, evening program presentations, and coffee with the rangers. All programs are suitable for kids unless otherwise noted. The interpretive programs are designed for parents and children to enjoy the best of City of Rocks together. Program schedules are posted throughout the Reserve and at the visitor center.

Last updated: June 20, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo, ID 83312


(208) 824-5901

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