Basic Information

 
City of Rocks east entrance sign with dramatic sunset in the background.

Top 10 Tips

Ranger recommendations for your trip.

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FAQs

Find the answers to common questions.

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Alerts, Weather, & Conditions

What's in season at City of Rocks.

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Pets

Furry friends are welcome.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

When to visit the park.

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Permits & Reservations

Information for staying with us.

 

City of Rocks National Reserve

Open every day, year round. The shared Visitor Center for both City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park is located in the historic town of Almo. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from mid-April to mid-October, and Tuesday through Saturday during the winter months. There is no fee to enter City of Rocks National Reserve.

Elevations
Visitor Center .................................... 5,400 ft
Bath Rock ......................................... 6,400 ft
Breadloaves ...................................... 6,830 ft
Graham Peak .................................... 8,867 ft
(highest point in the Reserve)
Cache Peak ......................................10,339 ft

Castle Rocks State Park

Open every day, year round 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Open 24 hours for registered guests of The Lodge, Bunkhouse, and Willow Glamping Yurt.

Castle Rocks State Park requires a motor-vehicle entrance fee or valid Idaho State Parks Passport.

Smoky Mountain Campground Unit:
Located near the east entrance of City of Rocks. Open every day, year round from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, 24 hours for registered campground guests.

 
View of City of Rocks

Local Area Information - Almo, Idaho

The village of Almo was established in 1878, and remains an unincorporated community of deeply-rooted families of cattle ranching heritage.

Basic services are available in the area, such as fuel, groceries, camping supplies, restaurants, lodging, post office, and hot springs. Be sure to plan for food and supplies before your trip. When local businesses are closed, the nearest services are 30-60 miles away. Pro-tip: if local restaurants are crowded take your food to-go and enjoy your meal at one of our picnic areas.


Visit the following links for more area resource information:

Southern Idaho Tourism
Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Business Directory

Last updated: September 5, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo , ID 83312

Phone:

208-824-5901

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