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.
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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).

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If you're in love with nature, intrigued by history, and dazzled by the solar system, come and experience the solidity that is the City of Rocks State Park in the Land of Enchantment.
Touted as a volcanic rock "city" because of what resembles streets, alleys, and rooftops, the City of Rocks was formed nearly 35 million years ago and is one of the most unique, awe-inspiring, natural sculptures in the world.
Millions of years of erosion slowly formed the sculptured columns that give the City of Rocks its stature as one of New Mexico's most impressive and unprecedented state parks.
Low levels of light pollution at City of Rocks make for ideal star-gazing conditions.
Opening in mid summer, the new City of Rocks Observatory will give visitors an up close and personal view at the "jewels" of the night sky.
With agreeable temperatures throughout the year, City of Rocks State Park is located in southern New Mexico between Silver City and Deming.
When it's time for you to get away, the City of Rocks offers that rare combination of "out of the way" and "out of the ordinary.
For climbing fans, Yosemite National Park and Joshua Tree National Monument in California, City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho, and several other parks are meccas that provide some of the best climbs in the country.
Yosemite and City of Rocks have adopted similar regulations.