America's Scenic Byways

City of Rocks Back Country Byway

49 miles - Allow 1.5 hours.

Forming a 49-mile "necklace" around the Albion Mountain Range, the City of Rocks Back Country Byway traverses historically significant rural landscapes that preserve numerous unique attributes of Western development. The City of Rocks area's historic and geological values, pristine scenic beauty, and opportunities for recreation led to its designation as a national reserve. The City of Rocks National Reserve rivals Yosemite National Park as a favorite of technical rock climbers as it contains a great number and variety of climbs.