Two miles downstream from Devils Postpile, the San Joaquin River tumbles over an abrupt 101-foot drop, sending rainbows of color into the mist. After the easy, 1.5 mile walk to Rainbow Falls
from the Red's Meadow area, the roar of the falls and the refreshing mists invite you to stay awhile and enjoy a picnic lunch. Be sure to bring your camera-midday, when the sun is highest, is the best time capture rainbows in the mist.
The Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls or Reds Meadow is located 10 miles past Mammoth Mountain Ski Area's Main Lodge, on Hwy. 203. A mandatory shuttle bus is required during the busy summer months and departs from the Mammoth Adventure Center and The Village at Mammoth. Closed in the winter.