Things To Do

Explore endless opportunities for outdoor adventure in City of Rocks National Reserve.

Stop by the Visitor Center for more information and to visit our gift shop.
  • A man walks along the ridge of a granite formations, mountains in the distance.

    Leisurely strolls to strenuous slogs. Miles of trails traverse City of Rocks leading to arches, windows, dramatic overlooks, and more.

  • Two climbers on a granite wall, rock formations in the distance.

    World renowned granite climbing. Single and multi-pitch routes up to 600 feet span a full range of trad and sport techniques.

  • 5 vibrant blue pinyon jays are perched atop a juniper tree.

    City of Rocks checklist area is home to a high concentration of bird species, making this a top birding destination.

  • A man with a camera sits on a granite formation with spires rising from the surrounding mountains.

    Epic views, abundant plants and wildlife, daring climbers, intriguing granite formations, pristine night sky, photo opportunities abound.

  • An orange glowing tent and dark silhouettes of trees under a blue star filled sky.

    Spend the night in a different kind of "City" surrounded by impressive granite formations and starry skies.

  • The Milky Way blazes across the dark sky over the silhouette of a rock formation.

    A new world comes alive at night waiting to be explored. City is a special place to experience the pristine beauty of the night sky.

  • Two people on horseback ride down the trail in front of towering granite formations.
    Horseback Riding

    Horseback is a great way to get out and explore. Most trails in the Reserve are multi-use and equestrian friendly.

  • Two people on bikes riding on a trail through sage brush and juniper trees.
    Mountain Biking

    Enjoy spectacular scenery on trails with varying skill levels. Most trails are multi-use and allow bikes.

  • Several cars on a narrow road flanked by aspen trees with golden fall foliage.
    Auto Touring

    Gravel roads wind through impressive granite formations and historic sights following the approximate path of the California Trail.

  • Kids and adults sit along a rocky pond shore fishing.

    Located at the base of nearby Castle Rocks State Park, the 2.6 acre fishing pond is stocked with Rainbow Trout.

  • A man in a camo shirt draws back a compound bow aiming at a moose target in the distance.
    Archery & Hunting

    The archery course located in Castle Rocks has 20+ stations with 3D targets. Hunting in season is allowed in the Reserve and State Park.

  • People on snowshoes exploring a snowy landscape surrounded by granite formations.
    Winter Activities

    Tour the snowy trails and frosty granite spires in the Silent City. Explore new opportunities for recreation throughout the winter season.

Last updated: August 31, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo, ID 83312



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