• 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 »

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August 25, 2014
Night skies at the Minaret Vista
Join Devils Postpile rangers for a special Labor Day weekend astronomy program! Program starts at 9 pm, Sunday August, 31, at the Minaret Vista Overlook. Dress warm (jackets, blankets) and leave your head lamp at home!

August 21, 2014
Stopping the Road Presentation August 22, 2014
Join champions of the Sierra wilderness as they share their stories about stopping the trans-Sierra highway that threatened our pristine surroundings.

July 22, 2014
Night Sky Program at Minaret Vista
Join Devils Postpile rangers for an evening of night sky exploration. Sundays, 9 pm at Minaret Vista Overlook July 27, August 10 (Perseid meteor shower), August 24

July 08, 2014
Devils Postpile mourns the passing and celebrates the life of former Park Manager
Devils Postpile Mourns the Passing and Celebrates the Life of former Park Manager Wymond Eckhardt.

March 05, 2014
Pile Burning in Devils Postpile Complete
Between February 18-20, Inyo National Forest fire crews completed burning piles in Devils Postpile.

February 11, 2014
Public Notification of Lead-Impacted Surface Soils
The National Park Service would like to notify the public of the environmental work in the immediate vicinity of the potable water tank at Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in Madera County, California.

December 16, 2013
Devils Postpile Reds Meadow Pile Burning Planned
Weather and air quality conditions permitting, Devils Postpile National Monument and Inyo National Forest are planning pile burning in the Devils Postpile/Reds Meadow area.

October 17, 2013
Devils Postpile National Monument Reopens to Visitors
Devils Postpile National Monument re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Devils Postpile National Monument has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

September 12, 2013
National Park Service Launches New Education Portal
Teachers in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra have a new tool to help them engage their students in classroom and place-based learning.

August 16, 2013
Public Notification of Lead-impacted Surface Soils Project
The National Park Service would like to notify the public of the of environmental work in the immediate vicinity of the potable water tank at Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in Madera County, California.

June 07, 2013
Temporary Road Closure at Devils Postpile National Monument
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.

May 22, 2013
Shuttle Service Provides New Opportunities for Commercial Tours and Visitors in the Reds Meadow Valley
Shuttle Service Provides New Opportunities for Commercial Tours and Visitors in the Reds Meadow Valley

April 17, 2013
Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for Paw Patrol Program
Devils Postpile National Monument is recruiting volunteers and their dogs to serve in a new position called "Paw Patrol."

April 16, 2013
Reds Meadow Road Plowing to Begin Early
High temperatures combined with a light snowpack will allow for an early start to plowing area roads this spring. Cal Trans will begin plowing to the Minaret Vista at the end of April.

September 07, 2012
Fuels Reduction Work in Devils Postpile National Monument to Begin
Devils Postpile National Monument will begin mechanical fuels treatment to approximately 10-30 acres within its boundaries on September 10, 2012.

September 06, 2012
New Trail Connects Backcountry Users Safely to Trailhead
Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

September 03, 2012
Work to Begin for Reds Meadow Valley Wind-Fallen Tree Removal Project (Inyo National Forest)
Work to begin for Reds Meadow Valley wind-fallen tree removal project on the Inyo National Forest. This work will be in areas surrounding monument boundaries. Mechanical fuel reduction within monument boundaries will begin on September 9, 2012.

August 17, 2012
Devils Postpile Pilots Paw Patrol Volunteer Program
In an effort to reach out to its dog loving and dog walking visitors, Devils Postpile National Monument has launched a pilot program to engage local dog owners and their canine companions in the monument’s volunteer program.

June 27, 2012
Tree Removal Ceremony to be Held for Road Opener
The Forest Service, Park Service, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and many other partners who have contributed to clean-up and repair efforts will hold a ceremony at the top of the Reds Meadow Valley Road to celebrate the safe and successful opening of the road and area recreation destinations.

June 26, 2012
Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Roads to Open June 29
Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Reds Meadow Valley Road is now scheduled to open to the public on Friday, June 29, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads, and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley.

June 15, 2012
Pre-Holiday Opening of the Reds Meadow Road Anticipated
The US Forest Service has not yet set an opening date for the Reds Meadow Road but is optimistic that all necessary repairs and cleanup will be completed before the 4th of July holiday.

June 02, 2012
NWS Meteorologist Rhett Milne to Present About the November Forest Blowdown Event
Devils Postpile National Monument and the Inyo National Forest are pleased to host National Weather Service meteorologist Rhett Milne for a presentation on June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Welcome Center Auditorium.

June 01, 2012
Devils Postpile Sets 37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road
In order to improve public safety and address concerns related to previous accidents and near misses on the Devils Postpile access road, Devils Postpile National Monument will be enforcing a limit of 37 feet for all vehicles or vehicle combinations (truck and trailer) on the access road.

April 26, 2012
Clearing of the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Road has Begun
Crews have begun the process of clearing snow, hazard trees, and other debris from the Reds Meadow Road and surrounding hillsides.

February 28, 2012
Devils Postpile and the Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 100,000 visitors in 2010 spent $2,835,000 in Devils Postpile National Monument and in communities near the park. That spending supported 41 jobs in the local area.

February 09, 2012
Update on the Reds Meadow Storm Damage
Updates on the status and conditions of trails and facillities in Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley have been released. Courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

February 03, 2012
Major Wind Event Causes Widespread Damage
Preliminary damage reports are coming in from a November 30 windstorm that caused significant damage to trails, roads, and facilities within Devils Postpile National Monument and the surrounding Reds Meadow Valley. Winter visitors to the area should use extreme caution.

Did You Know?

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The Devils Postpile that you see today is only a fraction of the size the original lava flow formation that filled this valley. Natural processes, especially glaciers, have eroded the rest.