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Almo is a small, unincorporated town in south-central Idaho, near the Utah border. Its known for its scenic, historic and geologic significance. Almo is an authentic western town, located near the entrance to the City of Rocks, a world-renowned rock climbing destination of dramatic geological granite spires and monoliths. There are over 500 climbing routes in the City of Rocks alone, with most routes being traditional climbs. A number of sport climbs have been set in the City of Rocks, which climbers refer to as simply "The City." The California Trail passed through what is now the City of Rocks. Wagon trains of the 1840s and 1850s left the Raft River Valley and traveled through the area over Granite Pass into Nevada. The names or initials of emigrants written in axle grease are still visible on Register Rock. Ruts from wagon wheels can also be seen in some of the rocks. The town of Almo offers modern amenities for visitors and the Almo Outpost was developed with tourists in mind. The Outpost offers mountain biking, rock climbing, guided horseback riding, camping, cattle drives, hot springs and many other adventures. Almo offers unique accommodations and eateries, including a restaurant called "the best little steakhouse in Idaho." Almo is also located near Castle Rocks State Park, which offers camping, horseback riding, multiple-use trails, rock climbing, mountain biking, historic wagon exhibits and outstanding geological displays.

Almo Vacation Rentals

Almo Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Marsh Creek Inn386 S MainAlbion, ID21.5 mi.(208) 673-6259

Almo Weather & Climate

South Central Idaho has a four-season climate that is classified as semi-arid. Temperatures can range from very cold in the winter to very warm in the summer. Snowfall is moderate in the central and south plains with much more accumulation in the mountains. Precipitation in the south averages just 13 inches per year, compared to over 30 inches in the north regions of the state. Humidity is relatively low throughout the state. Occasionally, moisture-laden air from the south produces thunderstorms in spring and summer, especially in the south/southeastern part of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 19°F 0.82 in. -
February 42°F 23°F 0.64 in. -
March 50°F 28°F 1.09 in. -
April 58°F 32°F 1.11 in. -
May 66°F 40°F 1.71 in. -
June 76°F 47°F 1.19 in. -
July 83°F 54°F 0.78 in. -
August 83°F 53°F 0.73 in. -
September 73°F 44°F 0.96 in. -
October 62°F 35°F 0.80 in. -
November 46°F 26°F 0.79 in. -
December 37°F 19°F 0.70 in. -

Almo Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Joslin Field Magic Valley Regional airport (TWF) located about 51 miles northwest of Almo in Twin Falls, Idaho, Jackpot Hayden Field (06U) located approximately 53 miles west of Almo in Jackpot, Nevada, the Jerome County airport (JER) located roughly 60 miles northwest of Almo in Jerome, Idaho, the American Falls airport (U01) located around 63 miles northeast of Almo in American Falls, Idaho, and finally the Malad City airport (MLD) located about 68 miles east of Almo in Malad City, Idaho.

Almo Attractions

Ski Areas
Nordic ValleyEdenUT109.0 mi.
SnowbasinHuntsvilleUT112.3 mi.
Sun ValleySun ValleyID116.2 mi.
Herrett Center for Arts and ScienceTwin FallsID53.0 mi.(History)

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