City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho - Elephant Rock

Rock Climbers on the top of Elephant Rock at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho.  City of Rocks is a popular rock climbing area in southern Idaho. 

"City of Rocks is one of the finest granite face climbing sites anywhere, with about 700 routes developed to date. One hundred to 300 foot spires provide most of the climbing opportunities, although the park does offer 600 foot spires which provide extended adventures. The winter months provide excellent conditions for ice climbing."

See: http://www.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm

Copyright: Calvin Jones
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11708x5854
Taken: 15/10/2011
Uploaded: 17/10/2011
Updated: 23/03/2015


Tags: elephant rock; city of rocks; idaho; rock climbing
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