City Of Rocks National Reserve

Attention rock climbers! City of Rocks National Reserve in south-central Idaho has some of the country’s best traditional and sport climbs, over 700 identified routes! At the reserve, granite rock rises from the ground, shaped from erosion into magical formations. The pinnacles are as high as 700 to 800 feet and as ancient as 2.5 billion years old!

In the mid to late 19th century, western bound immigrants that passed through the City of Rocks wrote their names on the rocks in axle grease to leave their mark on the mystical landscape. These signatures can still be seen on Register Rock.

Visit the reserve for premier rock climbs and for the solitude and beauty of the unusual landscape.

—Caroline Griffith

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