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.
DURING THE SHUTTLE BUS SEASON (OPENING DAY- WEDNESDAY AFTER LABOR DAY)
OUTSIDE OF THE SHUTTLE BUS OPERATING SEASON
FREE INTERVALLEY SHUTTLE SERVICE
FOR VEHICLES LONGER THAN 37 FEET VISITING DEVILS POSTPILE
Recreational Vehicles: For visitors with recreational vehicles or vehicle/trailer combinations longer than 37 feet that wish to camp in the Reds Meadow Valley, there are several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds all within 5-6 miles of Devils Postpile that can accommodate larger RVs. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/inyo for more information. Once you find a camping spot, the shuttle bus is free for in-valley transit. You can take the shuttle from your campground to Devils Postpile or the Rainbow Falls Trailhead for free. There is not adequate parking for large RVs at the monument after the shuttle bus season.
Commercial Tours: All commercial tours must apply for a commercial use authorization. If the commercial tour will be traveling in a vehicle longer than 37 feet, you must contact Eastern Sierra Transit Authority to arrange transportation into the monument for the tour. If the tour is arriving in a vehicle less than 37 feet, you still must apply for a commercial use authorization.
Educational Tours and Non-Profit Groups: If you're visiting Devils Postpile as part of a non-profit or educational tour, please visit the special use permit page to apply for a special use permit.
AREA AND REGIONAL TRANSIT OPTIONS
Eastern Sierra Transit provides bus service to the monument (fee service), within the Town of Mammoth Lakes (free), and along the Sierra Crest from Ridgecrest to Reno (fee service). Visit Eastern Sierra Transit for more information.
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation Service (YARTS) provides transit from the Mammoth Area into Yosemite and to the West side of the Sierra (Mariposa area) for a fee. Contact YARTS for more information.
Backpackers: Combining the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile shuttle with the free routes in Mammoth Lakes and/or the YARTS buses is the easiest way to get from the monument/Reds Meadow Valley to town or to Yosemite.
Did You Know?
The 1992 Rainbow Fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike, burned 82% of Devils Postpile National Monument.