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 »
The start of the trail, which is hard-packed gravel and leads from the Ranger Station to the eastern edge of Soda Springs meadow, can be accessed by wheelchair. Beyond this point, however, the trail continues uphill towards the formation and a series of tree roots, uneven surfaces, and pumice soil make wheelchair access difficult and unsafe in some areas. All terrain wheelchairs are not available for rent at the monument at this time.
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was awarded to the monument to build a partially accessible trail with railings and interpretive signs to bypass these steps and provide accessibility to the base of the postpile where visitors can best appreciate the formation. Although this trail is not completely accessible, it does provide easier access for visitors with mobility impairments with assistance. This trail was completed and opened in 2011.
The trail to Rainbow Falls is not accessible.
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.