• 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 »

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.

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?

Logs and snags provide great habitats for animals.

After the Rainbow Fire in 1992, many of the trees died. The hollows of these trees and logs are now home to sleeping bears in the winter, pine martens, and many species of birds.