City of Rocks/Twin Sisters

Total Miles
7.2

Elevation

2,084.39 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Tour the City of Rock National Reserve. This road takes you through the heart of the City of Rocks and through The Twin Sisters rocks, a landmark used by the emigrants while on The California Trail heading west, and also south towards the Salt Lake Valley. Plenty of opportunities for taking pictures, places to camp, and many outdoor activities! Please note, no generators while camping is allowed, and SXS, ATVs, and Dirt Bikes are discouraged from using the roads in the Reserve, please observe the quiet environment while visiting.

Difficulty

Very well maintained, wide, and accessible to most vehicles. Not maintained during the winter months, can be muddy, washed out, and rutted during spring run-off.

History

Used by Emigrants on the California trail. It is the southern leg splitting off of the Oregon Trail, split towards Nevada and then California, or towards the Salt Lake Valley.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

The most common route is via I-84, take exit 216 (Declo); go south on Highway 77 to Conner Creek Junction (stop sign); then turn right (west) on Highway 77 Spur to Almo. Continue through Almo and follow the signs heading west.

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