Wednesday, October 24, 2018

City of Rocks National Reserve - Almo, Idaho



City of Rocks National Reserve is a strange collection of massive granite rocks in the southern part of Idaho near the border with Utah and Nevada. The scenery can be enjoyed by anyone of any skill level. There are a number of hikes ranging in distance throughout the reserve. The rocks themselves are popular with rock climbers.

Location: City of Rocks is located near the border between Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. The nearest town is Almo.  The nearest town you may have heard of is Burley which is 50 miles to the north.

Cost: Entrance to the Reserve is Free.  Camping is $12.72 a night with a $10.60 reservation fee.  Reservations are highly recommended on weekends and during the summer months.

Operating Seasons and Hours:  The Reserve is open all year long.  However the roads are gravel and may not be accessible during winter months. The Visitor Center is located in the town of Almo and is open every day from mid April to mid October and open Tuesday through Saturday from mid October through mid April.

Official Websitewww.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm

Date of Visit: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, 2018

My family decided that our 2018 Road Trip should help us get acquainted with our new home state of Idaho. City of Rocks National Reserve would have been the first stop of the first day of our Idaho Road Trip, but we decided to check it out during Spring Break about a month and a half before the actual road trip.  We very well could have made this the first stop after leaving Pocatello. and then continued on with the rest of the trip.


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