• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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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?

Black Bears are excellent tree climbers.

Black bears are commonly seen in Devils Postpile. Although they are not as active in winter months and spend much of this time in their dens, they could be seen any time of the year.