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City of Rocks, ID


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

Discover the "Silent City" of Rocks!

Emigrant diaries describe the rocks here in vivid detail as "a city of tall spires," "steeple rocks", "the silent city" and a display of "all manner of fantastic shapes." These amazing rock formations continue to be shaped by weathering. Visitors to the Reserve see animals, faces, or buildings in the rocks. What you see is limited only by your imagination. What do you see? - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1842/00/00
1875/00/00

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Particulars for City of Rocks, ID:
Historic Use Conservation Area
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Locale Type Natural Environ
Sight Category Site
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: City of Rocks
Registry Address: City of Rocks State Park
Registry Number: 66000308
Resource Type: Site
Owner: State
Area in Acres: 640
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: National Landmark boundary approved, Boundary decrease, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1842, 1875
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Conservation area
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Conservation area

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