Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle Information

Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus



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.

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 transport visitors from the Village at 7:15 am, 8:00 am and 8:45 am. From 9 am to 4:30 pm, 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)

  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am – every 45 minutes
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – every 30 minutes
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – every 20 minutes
  • 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm – every 45 minutes

The last bus departing Reds Meadow Valley leaves the resort at 7:00 pm.

The shuttle typically operates from late June to September, depending on conditions. The last day of service in 2023 will be Sunday, September 10.

Exceptions to the Shuttle Bus

The following exceptions may drive into the valley. Visitors who:

  • Arrive before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm
  • Are staying overnight at the Reds Meadow Resort or at any designated campground in the valley. Backpackers must use the shuttle system.
  • Have a cartop boat or inflated float tube for use on valley lakes (there are no boat launches in the valley)
  • Are towing a livestock trailer and intend to use livestock on valley trails
  • Display a handicap placard or plates
  • Hunters transporting weapons or game
  • Arrive outside of shuttle bus operating hours or seasons

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: September 5, 2023

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