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.
2019 SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION
The mandatory Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle will start daily operations on Thursday, July 4. After the daily operations end on September 8, a complimentary shuttle will run from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays between the parking areas at Reds Meadow Resort and Devils Postpile National Monument to reduce parking and traffic congestion. NOTE: The mandatory shuttle bus schedule from September 4-8 will be from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm and run every 30 minutes. Map
SHUTTLE BUS TICKETS
Tickets for the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle bus are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children aged 3-15, and free for children under age 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center. Tickets are usually purchased the day of, but may be purchased in advanced in special circumstances. Contact Eastern Sierra Transit Authority 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 roadside 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
From the base of the mountain (Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center)
EXCEPTIONS TO THE SHUTTLE BUS
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: August 20, 2019