Who Has to Ride the Bus?
The easy answer here is almost everyone. The shuttle system reduces congestion on park and forest roads, protects sensitive resources from damage due to illegal parking, and reduces vehicle emissions. Visitors who ride the bus save an average of 437,799 miles of vehicle emissions. See below for exceptions to the shuttle bus.
Shuttle Bus Tickets
Tickets for the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle bus are $15.00 for adults, $7.00 for children aged 3-15, and free for children under age 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Visit Eastern Sierra Transit Authority's website for more information.
The intravalley shuttle that runs on the weekends from September 14th through Columbus Day weekend is free to use for transport between parking areas at Reds Meadow Resort and Devils Postpile National Monument.
Shuttle Bus Parking
Parking for the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle is near the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge and along the road downhill from the Main Lodge and the Adventure Center. On busy weekends and on holidays, parking lots are crowded and visitors may have to walk along the roadway to get to the Adventure Center. Please be careful of traffic on the roadway. View a map of the Adventure Center and parking areas.
Shuttle Bus Schedule
From the Village at Mammoth Lakes
The Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttles will transport visitors from the Village at 7:15 am, 8:00 am and 8:45 am. From 9 - 4:30, visitors should use the bike park shuttle. Only the section between the Village and Adventure Center is free. See above for cost of travel between the Adventure Center and Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile.
The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Shuttle, which travels between the Village at Mammoth and the Adventure Center runs from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm, at least every 30 minutes. After 4:30, visitors can take the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile buses back to the Village.
From the Base of the Mountain (Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center)
The last bus departing Reds Meadow Valley leaves the resort at 7:00 pm. The last day of the 2021 shuttle season is tentatively scheduled for September 12.
Exceptions to the Shuttle Bus
The following exceptions may drive into the valley. Visitors who:
Exception vehicles must pay the standard amenity fee or show a federal lands recreation, military, senior, or access pass upon exiting the valley.
Last updated: June 10, 2021