Devils Postpile National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Devils Postpile National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Devils Postpile National Monument

Address:PO Box 3999
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93545

Phone:760-934-2289
Fax:760-934-2289
Web: www.nps.gov/depo/
Size: 798 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on July 6, 1911; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:In east-central California, between Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia national parks. Drive 10 miles west from US 395 on SR 203 to Minaret Summit and then 7 miles on mountain road.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, ranger station (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The formation of Devils Postpile was the result of hot lava cooling and cracking to form basalt columns 40 to 60 feet high, resembling a giant pipe organ. The monument also includes the 101-foot Rainbow Falls of the San Joaquin River, and sections of the 211-mile John Muir Trail (linking Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks) and the 2,638-mile Pacific Crest Trail (spanning the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, from Canada to Mexico).

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It includes nearly all of Nevada; the whole western third or so of Utah, including Salt Lake City; the southeast corner of Oregon; the southwest edge of Idaho; and the area of California covered in the article except for Devils Postpile National Monument.
It features Devils Postpile National Monument, breathtaking Rainbow Falls and several entries into the High Sierra, punctuated by the jagged Minarets and towering Ritter Range.
In addition, it will bring to Mammoth a new group of travelers who may have never considered visiting the area due to the long drive as well as provide more convenient access to the nearby Yosemite National Park and Devils Postpile National Monument, two attractions that were previously not within easy reach.