• 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 »

Other Resources

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.

 
Students participate in a ranger led program
Students participate in a ranger led educational program at Devils Postpile.
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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...