Alerts & Conditions

 

Reds Meadow Valley Road

The Reds Meadow Valley Road into Devils Postpile is closed to private vehicles until June 26, but you may enter the park for day use on foot or by bicycle. It is 16 miles round-trip from Minaret Summit to the ranger station, down and back up a steep grade. You should be physically fit and prepared for a full day in the outdoors to make this trip. No services are available. Cell phones do not work in many parts of the park. Bring food and water, and plan for the weather. Pack out all trash and dog waste. Dogs are welcome on park trails if they are kept on a leash. Bicycles are permitted on the road, but not allowed on park trails. Bring a lock to secure your bike in the bike rack at the ranger station.

 

Historic Public Opening and Closing Dates of Reds Meadow Road


Below are the dates that the Reds Meadow Road, the only road to access the monument, opened and closed each year since 2000. Note that the monument has been open to the public on Memorial Day weekend in only three of the past twenty years.

Year Open Close Notes
2020 June 26
2019 July 4 October 27
2018 June 16 October 9
2017 July 21 October 29
2016 June 18 October 30
2015 May 22 October 26
2014 June 12 October 31
2013 May 24 October 1 Closed 10/1-16 due to shutdown.
Reopened 10/17-30
2012 June 29 October 18
2011 June 29 October 31
2010 June 24 October 12 Several storm closures prior
2009 June 6 October 20
2008 June 6 October 30
2007 May 26 October 30
2006 June 27 October 31
2005 June 29 October 17
2004 June 12 October 16
2003 June 13 October 30
2002 June 14 October 31
2001 June 7 October 30
2000 June 10 October 26 Several storm closures prior


Last updated: June 22, 2020

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