City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

This beautiful park inside the southern section of Idaho, just over the Nevada-Idaho borderline, is really a spectacular site. Centuries ago as emigrants traveled down the Oregon Trail, some travelers opted to detour down the California Trail. When driving upon the gravel road straight into the park, you may be traveling a similar trail that early settlers traveled and can also actually stop and find out where emigrants signed their names onto a big boulder using wagon axle grease. This area would be a popular spot upon the trail and was identified by its large boulders that create almost a little city.
As spectacular because place was, We‘re frustrated and disappointed to discover on arrival that
all interior roads are gravel and dirt. The campground is placed among the many rocks, several miles straight into the park. Travel will certainly be slow going. Since our visit, and per my request, the NPS has updated the web site to indicate that interior roads aren‘t paved. We‘re very concerned in regards to the wear and tear on our rig getting here. Once we backed into our site, we attempted to level with no success. Pads aren‘t always clearly marked and also the campsite and pad area is dirt. With heavy rains that sometimes come here, and were expected the evenings in our stay, We‘re concerned about mud and departing the park via the dirt roads, so we opted, sadly, to leave this park. Big rigs are simply not suited here, so we definitely received a number of stares once we pulled in. Trailers and tents are more contented. There are many hiking trails, beautiful views, rock climbing and a couple of historical points appealing inside the park. All campsites had picnic tables and fire rings. Idaho State Parks in addition have a campground within a couple of miles (along a dirt road also ) offering campsites.
Had we been in a position to settle into our site a bit more easily, this definitely would happen to be an awesome place to remain. Hopefully the NPS will consider paving interior roads and pads to ensure that this stunning landscape could be enjoyed by all.

City of Rocks National Reserve, Almo, Idaho

Location
Good Sites : All
Poor Sites : None
Hookups : None
Potable Water : None
Dump within Facility : None

camping ground

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