City of Rocks National Reserve

City of Rocks National Reserve near Almo, ID features 6.2 miles of the California Trail, scenic grandeur, granite pinnacles, and world-class climbing.

As seen along the Backyard Boulders Trail
Buckwheat before the bloom
Old Yeller (Prickly Pear Cactus)
In the bosom of the blossom (Prickly Pear Cactus)
Center of the Sego Lily
New Mexico Checkermallow (Sidalcea neomexicana) now in full bloom on the Backyard Boulders Trail
Wilson's Snipe at sunrise
Saturday Sunrise near Castle Rocks
Morning Glory Spire
Saturday Sunrise on Elephant Rock and Twin Sisters
Climber sihlllouette on Lost Arrow
Thursday afternoon on Flaming Rock
Lanceleaved Stonecroph and afternoon shadows on grussic soils
Lost Arrow
Native Wood's Rose, pushing it's way through a patch of domestic yellow rose along roadsides to Castle rocks
Almo Valley, the colors of June
Staff conducted the Annual USGS Breeding Bird Census Tuesday morning - started at 5:30 a.m. (39 degrees) and finished around 10:45 a.m. Set a new survey route record at 59 species with two more seen prior to and just after the prescribed period. This Yellow-rumped Warbler was begging to be photographed.
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