Temporary Road Closure at Devils Postpile
A road widening project will cause a temporary closure of the Devils Postpile access road from 8:30 p.m. on June 9 through Thursday June 13 at 9:00 a.m. More »
Devils Postpile Open for the 2013 Season
Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley are open for the 2013 season. The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service will be operational May 25-27 form 7 a.m-7 p.m. Vehicles will be allowed to drive in starting May 28 until shuttle bus service resumes June 22. More »
Devils Postpile Sets 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 »
There are many ways to get kids involved in National Parks. Below are several links that will help teachers and students learn about Devils Postpile and all of our parks and monuments.
The National Park Service Teachers and Learners Page: Provides links to Web Rangers, Junior Ranger programs, curriculum ideas, and many other resources.
The USGS Long Valley Caldera Page: Provides links to the regional geologic story behind the Long Valley Caldera.
The USGS Geology of Devils Postpile Page: Gives an in depth look at the geology of Devils Postpile and the Sierra Nevada.
The USGS Education Resources for Teachers Page: This is a good base for curricular ideas, scientific data, and other resources dealing with geology, biology, hydrology, and geography.
The National Park Service Web Rangers Program: This is a great interactive way for students to learn about the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
The area now known as Devils Postpile National Monument used to be part of Yosemite National Park. In 1905, the Devils Postpile formation, Rainbow Falls, and the Minarets were removed from Yosemite's boundaries due to pressure from mining interests.