Nearest Town: Almo
Site Size: 14,407 acres
Directions: I-84 Exit #216; S on ID 77 for 3.4 mi to Delco; continue on ID 77 S to Albion for 8.6 mi; at Conner Ck, R on Elba-Almo Rd; visitor center is at S end of Almo on L; follow signs to City of Rocks.
Description: The City of Rocks gets its name from the eroded granite columns, sheer cliffs, and pinnacles towering as much as 60 stories above the valley floor. Many emigrants along the California Trail wrote their names in axle grease on these rocks. The dominant vegetation is an extensive stand of pinyon pine, juniper, and mountain mahogany with occasional aspen and whitebark pine. Highlights: Pinyon Jay, Golden Eagle, Common Poorwill, Olive-sided and Gray Flycatchers,
Rock and Canyon Wrens, Mountain Bluebird, Virginia’s Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, and Brewer’s Sparrow.
NPS (208) 824-5519
Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce (208) 679-4793