• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Devils Postpile National Monument Road Closed for the Season

    The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.

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?

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.