• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • 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. Winter close down operations have begun. There is no longer potable water, but restrooms will be available until closing. 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 »

Hiking Safety

Hiking Safety

Devils Postpile National Monument includes almost 800 acres of beautiful granite domes, waterfalls, and other amazing natural features. In addition there are over 2 million acres that surround the monument that are part of the Inyo Forest which contain over 100 miles of hiking trails. When entering these areas you inherit the responsibility to protect yourself from the risks and hazards that are present. Here are some quick tips to Hike Safe in and around the area of Devils Postpile.

Have a plan
Inform someone of where you're going and
when you plan to return
Keep a flashlight and whistle with you
Eat well, stay hydrated: carry plenty of water

Stay on the trail
Ask for HELP!
Familiarize yourself with the area, use a map
Expect changes in the weather

Did You Know?

The tops of the Postpile's columns

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...