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 unique 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!

Visitors to the Monument in the fall should be ready for snow at any time.

Winter arrives early in the Eastern Sierra, with snow arriving in October and not melting until June.

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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.

Operating Hours and Seasons
Transportation and Getting Around
Devils Postpile/Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus
Fees, Permits, and Passes
Pets in the Monument
Places to Go

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