- 49 miles (78 km)
- Allow 1.5 hours.
- No fees
Forming a 49-mile "necklace" around the Albion Mountain Range, the City of Rocks Back Country Byway traverses historically significant rural landscapes that preserve numerous unique attributes of Western development. The City of Rocks area's historic and geological values, pristine scenic beauty, and opportunities for recreation led to its designation as a national reserve. The City of Rocks National Reserve rivals Yosemite National Park as a favorite of technical rock climbers as it contains a great number and variety of climbs.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
City of Rocks National Reserve (ID)
Erosion has changed the shapes of these granite formations and some of these thousands of rocks carry lifelike features. The statuary of Twin Sisters, 62 stories above the street below and Bath Rock, one of the present-day landmarks, descending 260 feet, are some of the taller formations.
Located in southern Idaho, 4 miles west of Almo and 15 miles southeast of Oakley.