I was looking for a place for some early Spring mountain biking and came across the City of Rocks National Reserve and the neighboring Idaho State Park called Castle Rocks. These parks are located in extreme south-central Idaho
located in extreme south-central Idahoclose to the Utah border. This area's claim to fame is "rock climbing" as it contains some of the best technical climbing in the USA.
The City of Rocks / Castle Rocks parks sit in a lesser known mountain range called the Albion Mountains. The landscape can be classified as a sagebrush steppe with plenty of juniper and/or pinyon trees interspersed about the many granite outcroppings and spires.
Video from the City of Rocks National Reserve
Climb a Rock in City of Rocks National Reserve - For more funny movies, click here
Mileage to City of Rocks National Reserve
Mountain Home: 155 miles or 3 hours 15 minutes.
Boise: 195 miles or 3 hours 50 minutes.
Twin Falls: 70 miles or about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Almo, Idaho: Less than 20 miles.
Albion, Idaho: 30 miles.
NPS - City of Rocks National Reserve
Castle Rock - Idaho State Park
Wikipedia's City of Rocks
Map of the Area:
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