Navigating Access at City Rocks and Castle Rocks

US Forest Service rock climbing land The internationally renowned climbing at City of Rocks and Castle

Rocks in Southern Idaho sits amidst a patchwork of complicated land

ownership and historical and cultural resources. Climbing in this region

dates back to the 1960s, with varying levels of legal access.

Today, climbing access and regulations in the region vary greatly and can be

tricky for climbers to navigate, as the boundary between land ownership is

not always clear. Use the provided table and map to help guide your access

decisions. Access Fund is actively working with all four land managers on climbing management strategies.

Climbing area land owner access