City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo

4.7
#14 of 95 in Nature in Idaho
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  • This park wasn't that large or crowded. The roads in the park were gravel but smooth. We did several short hikes and didn't see any other visitors. There were a few people camping in the area. It was ...  more »
  • Great historic trail site on the original California pioneer trail. Lots of access to the campsites the pioneers used. Many of the pioneer campsites sites are signed and dated by the pioneers on the h...  more »
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  • Such an amazing experience! We did the rock climbing program and it was incredible. Our guide Ryan was super helpful, inspiring, and great. He helped us feel confident and safe. We were with him for around 3 hours and we got to try several climbs. I would really recommend coming to the city of rocks if you love rockclimbing or want to get into it, or if you just love beautiful views.
  • City of Rocks is absolutely STUNNING. This is one of my favorite places to visit. Whether you come just to walk around or to do some climbing, it's a gorgeous place. There are TONS of climbing routes here, though not quite as many if you're a beginner. The top roping is a little scarce and a little hard to find. If you can lead climb, there's plenty to do, but there are a few more routes for trad climbing than for sport. If you have beginners, it helps to lead climb something and turn it into a top rope for them. But there are also some very beginner-friendly lead climbs. You will definitely want to invest in a book and plan where you will go ahead of time so you can hit up as many climbs as possible. It's also really nice that there is a water spigot and bathrooms near Bath rock. And you can drive quite close to any rock you're interested in with a short hike to get there. You will definitely need a pretty long rope for a lot of these climbs. Definitely look into equipment required in the guidebook before coming. City of Rocks is free admittance and only about $15 per night if you get a camping spot there. Castle Rocks costs $5 for admittance. Both are worth the visit.

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