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 next closest airport is the Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO). From Reno, drive south on U.S. Highway 395 for approximately 3 hours (170 miles) to State Route 203.
Most visitors must park at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and use the mandatory shuttle. The shuttle bus operates from mid-June through the Wednesday after Labor Day.
Fees for the bus are as follows: $7 for adults, $4 for children (3 to 15 years of age
Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center located in the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Gondola Building adjacent to the Mammoth Mountain Inn at the top of Highway 203. Buses run every 20 or 30 minutes.
When buses are not running, visitors must pay a standard amenity fee at the Minaret Vista Station. For more detailed fee information, click here.
Did You Know?
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.