Devils Postpile National Monument Road Closed for the Season
The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.
2011 Centennial Celebration
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.
Did You Know?
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...