Mammoth Ca, Oct 21,2016 – The Reds Meadow Valley Road is re-opening this afternoon after mudslides closed the road last weekend.

Visitors to the Reds Meadow Valley and Devils Postpile National Monument should take care as there may be debris and rock on the road. As a reminder, there ismudlside-2 no overnight parking or camping in the Reds Meadow Valley after October 15th. There is no potable water in the valley and vault toilets only are available at Devils Postpile National Monument and at Agnew Meadows as the park and the forest prepare for the winter season.

The Reds Meadow area is a popular recreation destination for visitors and locals alike and provides access to the Devils Postpile National Monument, trailheads that access the John Muir Trail and destinations such as Agnew Meadow, Thousand Island Lakes, Rainbow Falls, and the Minarets. Fishing, camping, horseback riding, and the Reds Meadow Resort are also popular with visitors.

Visitors should expect delays along the road while crews complete necessary culvert clearing and hazard tree removal. Visitors should also plan that the road may close with significant rain or snow.