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Devils Postpile National Monument

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Address: Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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760 934 2289
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This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock...

This obscure part of the National Park System features unique basalt rock formations.

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A must see experience

If you are in the Mammoth/Yosemite area, spend the day in the Deveils PostPile NM. Park at Mammoth Mountain, then take a shuttle around to see the sites. Definitely take a Ranger... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in the Mammoth/Yosemite area, spend the day in the Deveils PostPile NM. Park at Mammoth Mountain, then take a shuttle around to see the sites. Definitely take a Ranger walk to the Postpile and hike on your own to see Rainbow Falls.

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Pahrump
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time. This is a must see. You need to hike a bit so takes lots of water.. As long as you are out there, might as well hike to Rainbow Falls.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a must see if you visit Mammoth Lakes. Take the shuttle down to Reds Meadows and it's a short hike. Really cool formations.

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socal
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

we went camping in this area and then hiked to see Devils postpile. I think there's restricted access for cars, to minimize traffic and environmental damage. but there's a shuttle bus also.

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't know much about Mammoth and what to visit when we've been there and we saw some pictures online about the Rainbow Waterfall and we decided to give it a try. Really beautiful place! Worth visiting!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's an short, easy hike to from the parking lot to the Postpile. The additional moderate hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth ti if you are so inclined especially in early to mid spring when there';s plenty of water coming through.

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1 Thank Frank G
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views during the summer and east across to get to the trail that takes you to the post pile

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Lafayette, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The postpile itself, is quite impressive and I enjoyed taking a walk all over it, and spending some time overlooking the river from the bridge. ... thinking what a huge loss a small amount of dynamite could have caused.

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Thank iamkarel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had to take a shuttle to the start of the hike. We had a some issues with one driver not communicating very well which direction they were going, so we had to get off and wait for a new shuttle. New driver was GREAT! The hike is beautiful. Come prepared with water and snacks. The kids loved it as well.... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A spectacular formation of rock, that gives a real insight to the wonders of volcanic activity. Nicely laid out and plenty of information points. A little hike from the bus stop. I saw a couple of very obese people who were struggling with the incline, heat and 1/2 mile walk.

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