Your Safety

Medical Rescue
Park Rangers and Quick Response Unit provides life-saving care to injured visitors

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We want you to be prepared to return home with only good memories from your trip exploring City of Rocks.

Please carefully read the following information and additional safety pages, before you travel to the park, to find out what risks and hazards are associated with your activity. Safety starts with you, so please plan ahead and prepare accordingly for your trip. Planning ahead is the key to a fun and safe trip!

Rangers are also available at the Visitor Center daily from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm to answer questions and provide information regarding all aspects of safely visiting City of Rocks.

If you have an emergency, dial 911 or notify any park ranger.


If you have an emergency while you are at City of Rocks National Reserve, and if you are within cell coverage, your best option for receiving assistance is by calling 911. Cassia County Sheriff's Department handles these calls for this area, and immediately dispatches local Quick Response Unit (QRU) in Almo and Life Run from Burley if your emergency is related to a medical injury. Cassia County will also notify park staff if there is an incident such as search and rescue or fire.

If you are calling from outside the area and are attempting to contact someone in the Reserve related to an emergency, you can call the Park Superintendent at (208) 312-2796 or Cassia County Sheriff at (208) 878-2251.

Park Rangers live in Almo, 100 yards south of the visitor center, and can be contacted day or night in the event of an emergency.

Last updated: August 8, 2019

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Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo, ID 83312



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