family photos in boise
Outdoor activities close to Boise: Rock Climbing at Black Cliffs
March 10, 2022

Black Cliffs along the Boise River leading to Lucky Peak provides year-round climbing. The cliffs are made of volcanic columnar basalt and provide ideal handholds and footholds. Best time to climb is Spring and Fall to avoid extreme temperatures. Access is easy and usually not crowded.

Getting there: Take hwy 84 to the Gowen rd/Highway 21 exit. Take Hwy 21 towards Lucky Peak                                                                               

Fees: No fees for users                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Pets: Dog friendly                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Time to complete: 1 hour- all day
The short cliffs and Mid Cliffs are the best areas to get quick climbing sessions in.                                                                                                     

Summer months: Car body canyon is a good place to find shade in the hot months


For more information on the Black Cliffs you can find it at

Ready To Get Out & Play?