Tentative Opening Date Announced
A tentative opening date of May 25, 2013 has been announced for Devils Postpile and Reds Meadow Valley. Campgrounds will not be open until mid-late June. Limited visitor services will be available. This is condition dependent and subject to change. More »
Devils Postpile Sets 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 »
Plan Your Visit
Devils Postpile National Monument is located in the heart of California's Sierra Nevada. As such, a wide variety of recreational activities is available in the region. Within the Monument's nearly 800 acres, visitors can explore the area's unqiue geology, take a day-hike along the John Muir or Pacific Crest trails, or simply enjoy a meal in our day-use area alongside the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin river. From camping, backpacking, and day hikes to fishing, photography, and horseback riding, there's something to do for everyone!
While planning your upcoming visit, it is important to remember that Devils Postpile National Monument is only open during the summer months.
Although opening dates can vary depending on snow conditions, the Monument usually opens in mid-June. By mid to late October, early winter storms in the High Sierra typically begin to bring snow to the area.
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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...