City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo

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  • This is a large national reserve with very interesting rock formations. There's a variety of trails and we had a bit of a time deciding where to start. There are some rocks with signatures/writings fr...  more »
  • We took a spontaneous trip to the City of Rocks after visiting some nearby cities. We didn't know a lot about this place besides it was more of a climber's getaway. We had so much fun! With one little...  more »
  • We went here for our anniversary trip. Stayed at the Almo Inn and took a drive through the city of rocks twice. It is such a cool place to visit. No where like it in the world. We have family history ...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you are a rock climber. This place is not particularly photogenic, which might be why you don't hear as much about the climbing considering it's quality and lovely atmosphere. Camping on nearby BLM land is possible to circumvent camping fees if you are on a budget.
  • I loved my time at the city of rocks. Some of the camping sites are nestled right up in the rocks which makes for a cool environment. The hiking options are spectacular with amazing views of rock formations. Numerous options for rock climbing and bouldering. If you bring a dog make sure you follow the park rules and keep it on a leash less than 6 ft long. Drones are also not allowed in the park, despite being a perfect opportunity for some cool shots! Wish you could but at least you can climb to the top Bath Rock and have a great vista of the park. It’s also an amazing spot for astrophotography.
  • Love climbing in the city. It's such a great place. World class. I wish there was more camping available. Also a lot of people don't leash their dog so be ready to deal with their dog while you climb.
  • The City of Rocks is a National Reserve that is an awesome family destination that affords such activities as hiking, camping and even hunting. Beautiful walks that offer scenic views near the California Trail, unequal photographic 📷 opportunities, world-class technical rock climbing, horseback riding, picnicking and birding. Since I'm a fat, lazy American, I chose to use my automobile and tour the reserve via the City of Rocks unpaved road. Make sure to hit the visitor's center in Alma, ID first for maps and brochures of this beautiful park.
  • Known best for its climbing, it is a great place to camp, hike and enjoy the views. There is a buzzard roost on top of one of the spires where you can watch dozens of birds take flight in the morning. While you are there, explore the history.
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