It is quite spectacular as the snow begins to thaw and the trees
begin to leaf out, the flowers begin to bloom and the forest fills
with the smell we all associate with the mountains. Agnew Meadows
in the Red's Meadow area is one of the most plentiful to see wildflowers.
Each year, different varieties of wildflowers dance across the mountainous
landscape. But you don't just go down to Reds Meadow for the flowers;
this is a spectacular place in the Sierras that is only accessible
in the summer. Near the Meadow you will find Devils
Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Pack
Stations for horseback riding.
Ride the Red's Meadow Shuttle. From the Mammoth Mountain Inn at
the main lodge, take a unique shuttle ride into Red's Meadow, where
you can hike, bike and horseback ride through scenic trails of wildflowers,
open meadows, secret watering holes, waterfalls and the unique Devils
Postpile National Monument. The Visitors Center has several maps
and guidebooks to help you find everything there is to do.
From late June to early October, day-use visitors to the Devils
Postpile/Reds Meadow area must ride the shuttle bus - The road is
closed from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily. All day-use visitors must ride
a shuttle bus from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area between those hours.
The first shuttle leaves at 7:15 am; schedules are posted there. There is a small fee per person to ride the shuttle.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mammoth Ranger Station and Visitors Center
Highway 203, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546