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 »
Temporary Road Closure at Devils Postpile National Monument
Contact: Deanna Dulen, 760-924-5505
Contact: Maureen Finnerty, 760-934-2289
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. On Monday June 10 and Wednesday June 12 there may be intermittent access to Devils Postpile via the overnight hiker parking lot and a ¼ mile trail from that lot to the trailhead and ranger station. That parking lot is small and may fill up early, so please be prepared to park at other trailheads during the roadwork. All hiking trails will remain open, however, trailhead access at Devils Postpile will be affected. The Devils Postpile access road will re-open on June 13, although intermittent delays may be possible as cleanup proceeds.
The closure will be in place in order to facilitate a road project that will provide wider turn outs and a safer experience for vehicles and for the shuttle bus service. This closure is only for the Devils Postpile access road. The main Reds Meadow Road will be open. The Devils Postpile access road is expected to re-open to the public with no anticipated delays on Friday June 14. Please call the Devils Postpile Ranger Station for updates and current conditions at 760-934-2289 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/depo.
Did You Know?
After the Rainbow Fire in 1992, many of the trees died. The hollows of these trees and logs are now home to sleeping bears in the winter, pine martens, and many species of birds.