City of Rocks Almo, ID

A popular stopping point on the California Trail named for its strange resemblance to a city skyline scattered across Graham and Circle Creeks and their basins and rising against a backdrop of wooded mountainsides, this complex provided westbound emigrants a refreshing contrast to the extensive sagebrush plains surrounding it. Thousands of emigrants camped here, leaving still-visible wagon rut tracks. The site is now a State park and a National Reserve.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
265870
Names
City of Rocks
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Timeline

19 Jul 1964
City of Rocks designated a National Historic Landmark
15 Oct 1966
City of Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

City of Rocks has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
66000308
Date Listed
19661015
Name
City of Rocks
Address
City of Rocks State Park
City/Town
Almo
County
Cassia
State
Idaho
Category
site
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1842; 1875
Areas of Significance
EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT