Devils Postpile National Monument Road Closed for the Season
The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.
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?
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...