Devils Postpile National Monument
A Geologic Wonder
Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation is a rare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry.
Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus
Since 1980, the Reds Meadow Shuttle has been in operation. By reducing the number of vehicles entering the Valley, the shuttle system has helped return the area to a more pristine condition for all to enjoy.
Just two miles downstream from the Postpile formation Rainbow Falls drops an impressive 101 feet. The fall, once called “a gem unique and worthy of its name,” is aptly named for the colorful rainbows that form in its mist.
The Monument's campground sits near the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin river and offers 21 first-come, first-served sites. An ADA-accessible site is available.
Planning for the Future
In 2008, Devils Postpile began its first ever general management plan (GMP). A GMP provides the framework for managing many aspects of the monument including natural and cultural resources and the experiences of visitors like you for the next 15-20 years.
Awesome and beautiful ! a must see
If you have never been to the Devil's Postpile, it is surely one of the things you won't want to miss while visiting the Eastern Sierra.
There is a Guided walk with a Forest Ranger that will help visitors understand the geology of the formation. Also want to check out Rainbow Falls, just a short hike from the monument.