Thursday, September 13, 2012

Idaho Mountain Festival at the City of Rock National Reserve

Idaho Mountain Festival in Castle Rocks State Park


The Idaho Mountain Festival is a four-day outdoor event taking place Thursday thru Sunday, September 27-30 at City of Rock National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park. These two parks are home of some of the best granite domes for sport, trad, and bouldering. The  Festival is a climbing, trail running, and mountain biking event that has little to do with competition and more about the celebration and gathering of these great outdoor sports.

At the festival, outdoor enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy the classic granite rock climbing and peaceful trail runs while socializing with new and old friends.

Climbing Events at the Idaho Mountain Festival



  • Open climbing at City of Rocks and Castle Rocks

  • Various activities, group sessions, clinics, and contests

  • Camping inside Castle Rocks State Park

  • Various meals

  • 13.1-mile Trail Race

  • 6.2-mile Trail Race

  • Scavenger hunt


 Mountain Climbing and Trail Runs


Jenn Flemming, a La Sportiva athlete and a representative of The American Alpine Club, will be conducting a sport climbing workshop during the festival. It just so happens that the  Idaho Mountain Festival website is spotlighting her right now.
Buddy Jones, a La Sportiva athlete, will be attending the festival to run the IMF Half-marathon Trail Race. Jones will also be guiding the morning group trail runs. Make sure you set some time aside during the festival to hit the trails with Buddy.

Other Events at the Idaho Mountain Festival

  • Free Saturday Breakfast by The American Alpine Club

  • Free Sunday Breakfast by Solid Rock Climbers for Christ

  • Trade Show

  • Asana Slacklining

  • Morning Yoga Sessions with Beth Stuart

  • City Slicker Contest

  • Adopt-A-Crag - An Access Fund Service Project

  • Various Activities and Contests to Win Prizes


Have you gone climbing in Idaho?


Tell us about your experiences in the mountains of Idaho!

Castle Rock Lodging


Stay in a comfortable bed and enjoy a hearty, hot breakfast at one of our Magic Valley Idaho bed and breakfasts.

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