Fees & Passes

Shuttle Bus Fees and Information

The Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus has provided transit service into the Reds Meadow Valley and to the Devils Postpile National Monument for over 30 years. Most visitors must ride the shuttle to access the Valley and Devils Postpile. Visit the shuttle bus information page for shuttle schedules and other information regarding shuttle bus logistics. For a list of exceptions and exception vehicle fees, scroll down.*

Ticket Prices

Day Pass $15/Adult $7/Child 3-15 Children 2 and under free
3-Day Pass $30/Adult $14/Child 3-15 Children 2 and under free
Season Pass $75/Adult $35/Child 3-15 Children 2 and under free

Well behaved, leashed and muzzled dogs are welcome to ride the shuttle. Muzzles are available for purchase in pet stores in Mammoth Lakes and at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center where shuttle bus tickets are sold.

Commercial tour operators or large groups should call Eastern Sierra Transit in advance at 760-872-1901 so they can be prepared for your visit.

Exceptions to the Mandatory Shuttle Bus

Vehicles meeting any of the following criteria may drive into the Valley; however, the standard amenity fee must be paid at the Minaret Vista Station upon entry or exit:

  • Visitors with a valid Disabled Persons parking placard or plate
  • Campers staying in a valley campground
  • Guests of the Reds Meadow Resort
  • Vehicles towing stock trailers or carrying watercraft (watercraft must be suitable for use on valley lakes. There are no boat launches in the valley.)
  • Hunters transporting weapons or large game
  • Vehicles arriving before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm or any other time when the shuttle buses are not operating.

Fees for exception vehicles or when the shuttle bus is not running

  • Day Pass: $10/vehicle
  • Three-day Pass: $20/vehicle for three of five consecutive days.
  • Season Pass: $35/vehicle
  • Camping Pass: $10/vehicle good for the duration of stay
  • Free for Interagency pass holders.
  • For additional information regarding the shuttle operation please contact Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) at 760-872-1901

Fees and Information for Bicycles

Cyclists riding both in and out of the valley will not be charged a fee. Cyclists taking the shuttle out of the valley will have to pay the shuttle bus fee on the way out. Exact change is preferred to make the transaction go smoothly.

For visitors wishing to ride the road in, but not out of the valley, buses may carry up to three bikes on front-mounted bicycle racks. Biking off road is not permitted anywhere in the Reds Meadow Valley with one exception. Mountain biking is permitted on the Starkweather Trail only after the shuttle bus has stopped running for the season.

Last updated: June 9, 2021

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