The Reds Meadow Valley is truly a special place. Home to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, and great hiking, camping and fishing, visitors have been coming back to the area for generations.
One reason the Valley has remained a special place is because of the 30-year old mandatory shuttle system, one of the oldest and most successful shuttle systems in the country.
The use of the shuttle has allowed the Valley to recover from the intense use it received in the 1970s and it has protected the area from additional degradation that would result from the high numbers of visitors and limited parking. In addition, the steep and narrow access road into the Valley would become a major traffic safety hazard during peak times of visitation without the shuttle.