• 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. Winter close down operations have begun. There is no longer potable water, but restrooms will be available until closing. 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 »

Park Fun


Internet Resources

National Park Service Education Page: A great place to learn about all of our National Park Sites including Junior Ranger programs.

Ranger led education program
There are lots of ways for kids to get involved in our parks, including ranger programs, Web Rangers, and many other great activities available on-line.

Fun In the Monument

Hey kids! Planning on bringing your family to Devils Postpile? There are lots of fun things for you all to do in the monument. You can come on one of our ranger led programs which are held every day in the summer. We have hikes to the Postpile, wildlife talks, and many other programs available. Come join us!

You could also stop by the ranger station and pick up a map to take your families on your own hikes around the park. You can hike to the Postpile, through our open meadows and forests to look for wildlife, or trek out to Rainbow Falls, which is 101 feet tall!

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you tell your family to follow all park rules, be safe, and most importantly, have fun!

Did You Know?

In the winter, the monument provides a gateway to High Sierra back country skiing.

Winters in Devils Postpile can be rough! The monument receives over 400 inches of snow each year thanks to our unique location in the Sierra Nevada. This provides great recreational opportunities for experienced backcountry skiers.