A Geologic Wonder

Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery.  The formation is a rare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry.

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A bus driver awaits his passengers on the Reds Meadow Shuttle.

Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus

The mandatory shuttle bus into the Reds Meadow Valley and Devils Postpile National Monument allows visitors to experience the area safely.

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A ranger presents at educational program at the monument.

Bring Devils Postpile Into Your Classroom!

From field trips to classroom visits to distance learning opportunities, many curriculum based opportunities await educators and their students.

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Rainbow Falls during spring runoff

Rainbow Falls

Just two miles downstream from the Postpile formation, Rainbow Falls drops an impressive 101 feet. This is a great day hike from the ranger station.

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Holcomb Lake at Sunrise

Hike the High Sierra

Hiking from Devils Postpile can take you to some of the most stunning wilderness landscapes in the Sierra. Here's what you need to know to go.

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A Paw Patrol volunteer poses on the John Muir Trail with her labrador retriever.


Devils Postpile has many opportunities for volunteers throughout the year.

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Air quality monitoring station at Devils Postpile NM

Air Quality

Did you know that even in parks, air quality is affected by pollution? Learn what Devils Postpile is doing to monitor air quality.

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