Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Archeology Month at Castle Rocks

This Saturday (May 26th), enjoy the first days of summer with an educational day of hiking at Castle Rocks State Park. Take a trip back in time, when there was a beach in Idaho! The guided hike will lead participants to examine the ancient history of the region as preserved in the fossil record. Be prepared to "ohh and ahhh" and take plenty of photographs!

Castle Rocks State Park is in a stunning natural setting at the foot of Cache Peak. Covering around 1,400 acres, the park was a private ranch until 1999. Visitors can still see the remnants of the original homestead from 1888.

There are a variety of great lodging options near the park. Any one of our Magic Valley Idaho B&B's would make a great base camp for a hearty home-cooked breakfast before a day on the trail. Check some of them out now by clicking on the link above!

Are you an Idaho Rock Hound?

If you have pictures or experiences from Castle Rocks or other archeology sites in Idaho, please share them with us! It is always nice to know about a place or an event from someone who attended in the past.

Event DetailsIdaho Archeology Month Event at Castle Rocks  Photo

The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Stines Creek Picnic area. Please bring drinking water and wear comfortable shoes. And don't forget your camera!

Castle Rocks is near Almo. To get to the park, take I-84, exit 216, S. on Hwy 77 (Elba-Almo Rd) about 40 mi, then travel W. on 2800 S. (Big Cove Ranch Rd.) approximately 1.4 miles.

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