City of Rocks National Reserve


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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City of Rocks National Reserve:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

City of Rocks National Reserve

Address:PO Box 169
Almo, ID 83312

Phone:208-824-5519
Fax:208-824-5563
Web: www.nps.gov/ciro/
Size: 14,107 acres.
Established: Authorized on November 18, 1988. Managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
Location:45 miles south of Burley, Idaho. From Boise and the west, take I-84 to the Declo Exit 216 and south to ID 77 to Albion, Elba, and Almo. From Pocatello and Idaho Falls, take I-86 & I-84 to the Declo Exit and then south to Almo.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, rest rooms. Headquarters is located outside the reserve in Almo.
Activities:Camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, interpretive and educational programs.
Special Features:This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-bound emigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures in axle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. Among the scenic granite spires and sculptured rock formations that dominate this landscape, a few pinnacles and monoliths are in excess of sixty stories tall and 2.5 billion years old. The smooth granite faces offer exceptional rock climbing and more than 500 climbing routes have been identified. Remnants of the California National Historic Trail are still visible in the area (see separate entry in national trails section).

See other parks in Idaho.