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.
FEES FOR CYCLISTS
For those visitors who wish to bike down to the Postpile, bicycles are allowed down the road free of charge. If, however, visitors choose not to ride back out of the Valley and opt to use the shuttle instead, they must pay the transportation fee. The shuttle buses will take bicycles if space is available.
The Reds Meadow Road beyond Minaret Vista twists and turns for about 6.5 miles and 2000 vertical feet down to Devils Postpile. The road is paved, however, it is very narrow and cyclists should be aware of debris. It is a beautiful and challenging ride, particularly for those who make the trek back up to the Vista. For those looking for just a downhill ride, consider riding the shuttle bus back to your vehicle at the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain. For specific details and tips for a safe cycling trip in the Reds Meadow Valley, click here.
Although trail riding is not permitted on any trails in the Monument, riders may want check at the Mammoth Welcome Center for information about mountain bike trails in the town of Mammoth Lakes and at Mammoth Mountain.
While riding down Reds Meadow Road, bicyclists should exercise extreme caution as they must share the road with large RVs, stock trailers, and shuttle buses. Bikes are subject to the same speed limits as all other vehicles on the roadway. Please be cautious of debris which frequently litters the road.
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.