• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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. Mandatory shuttle buses will stop running after Wednesday, September 3. Visitors may experience parking congestion on weekends, so plan accordingly. 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 »

Things To Do

Anglers in the San Joaquin River
Anglers of all abilities will enjoy the clear waters of the San Joaquin. Use caution in early summer, as the river runs very fast.
NPS
 

Devils Postpile offers a wide range of things to do in all seasons. Summer months offer wildflower and wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing. Fall brings changing colors and fewer visitors, offering an opportunity for solitude. Although the monument is closed in the winter and spring months, annual snowfall of over 400 inches provided a winter recreation paradise for determined visitors who venture into the valley. For more information, see Outdoor Activities.

 

Did You Know?

In the winter, the monument provides a gateway to High Sierra back country skiing.

Winters in Devils Postpile can be rough! The monument receives over 400 inches of snow each year thanks to our unique location in the Sierra Nevada. This provides great recreational opportunities for experienced backcountry skiers.