• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Monument Open Until October 31, Visitor Services Limited this Fall

    Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley will be open until October 31, weather permitting. The shuttle bus is no longer running so visitors can drive their vehicles into the monument. Parking is limited and can be full on weekends, plan accordingly. More »

  • 37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road

    Devils Postpile has a limit of 37 feet for vehicles on the monument road. This may change during weather events, construction activities, vehicle congestion, or for safety reasons. Call or email for more information. More »

2011 Centennial Celebration

1930s Willard series postcard - Devils Postpile

Postcard of Devils Postpile from the 1930's


Over 100 years ago, Forest Service Engineer Walter Huber rejected a proposal to blow up the Devils Postpile formation, calling it a "wanton destruction of scenery." This set in motion not only the petitions to create a national monument to protect the postpile formation and Rainbow Falls for future generations, but also a movement to work together as federal agencies, communities, and visitors to protect this remote and beautiful valley in the central Sierra Nevada.

In 2011, we celebrate not only the conservation victory that created the monument, but a century of partnerships and cooperation that has led to an increased knowledge of the resources protected not only within the monument boundaries, but in the entire Reds Meadow Valley as well.

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Join us this summer to celebrate a century of conservation at Devils Postpile.

Did You Know?

The tops of the Postpile's columns

Devils Postpile is one of the finest examples of columnar basalt in the world. Approximately 55% of the formation's columns are six-sided. More...