• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Devils Postpile National Monument is Open for the Season

    Devils Postpile is open for the 2014 season. The ranger station will be open daily from 9am-5pm. The Devils Postpile campground is open. Ranger walks to Devils Postpile occur daily at 11 am. More »

Public Transportation


Devils Postpile has recently begun its official push to become a Climate Friendly Park. What does that mean? Devils Postpile is looking to reduce its over all greenhouse gas emissions significantly over the next five years through a variety of actions from carpooling and using public transit to replacing lighting systems and appliances to meet lower energy usage requirements.

But the monument can not do it alone. A large amount of the greenhouse gases produced at the park come from park employees and park visitors and we all have to do our part. The easiest place to start during your visit to Devils Postpile and the surrounding Mammoth Lakes area is to use public transit whenever possible.

In partnership with the Inyo National Forest and the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, Devils Postpile encourages all of our visitors to take advantage of the extensive public transit available in the Eastern Sierra. This information is also very valuable for visitors planning through hikes on the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails or wishing to do other hikes that involve multiple trailheads.


To learn more about the many public transit options available to create seamless travel between Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo National Forest, and Devils Postpile, click here.

Shuttle Bus at Reds Meadow
Visitors board the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile shuttle bus.

From mid-June through mid-September, YARTS offers daily bus service from Yosemite Valley to the town of Mammoth Lakes. Please call 1-877-989-2787 or visit www.yarts.com for the most current schedule.

Additionally, The Crest bus service, operated by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority provides transportation between Reno and Ridgecrest and destinations in between. Visit www.estransit.com for more information.

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority provides shuttle bus service both into the monument and throughout the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Although the Reds Meadow Shuttle Service is a fee service, the majority of in-town transit is free. Visit www.estransit.com for more information and up-to-date schedules and fares.

Did You Know?

The top of Devils Postpile's new meteorological station.

In the fall of 2005, a new meteorological (met) station was installed in Soda Springs Meadow at Devils Postpile. It joins a network of other weather stations throughout the Sierra Nevada that provide important data to climate research and the management of California's hyrdologic resources. More...