Devils Postpile National Monument is located in the heart of California's Sierra Nevada. As such, a wide variety of recreational activities is available in the region. Within the Monument's nearly 800 acres, visitors can explore the area's unique geology, take a day-hike along the John Muir or Pacific Crest trails, or simply enjoy a meal in our day-use area alongside the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. From camping, backpacking, and day hikes to fishing, photography, and horseback riding, there's something to do for everyone!
While planning your upcoming visit, it is important to remember that Devils Postpile National Monument is only open during the summer months.
Although opening dates can vary depending on snow conditions, the Monument usually opens in mid-June. By mid to late October, early winter storms in the High Sierra typically begin to bring snow to the area.
Operating Hours and Seasons
Opening and closing dates and hours of operation for the monument, ranger station, and campground.
Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle Bus
The mandatory shuttle bus into the Reds Meadow Valley and Devils Postpile National Monument allows visitors to experience the area safely.
Places to Go
There's more to see at Devils Postpile National Monument!
Some activities within the monument require a special permit.
Find information on how to get to Devils Postpile National Monument, vehicle limitations, and public transportation.
Camping is a longstanding tradition at Devils Postpile National Monument
Pets in the Monument
Prepare for bringing your pet to Devils Postpile National Monument
Find out more about accessibility at Devils Postpile National Monument
While hiking, driving, and recreating around water, it is important to be prepared, aware, and stay safe!
Last updated: August 19, 2016