Escape of the Week

Hiker Christopher Lee heads into Reds Meadow over the Mammoth Pass trail this weekend. Photo/Wendilyn Grasseschi
Staff Writer

The road down into Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile National Monument opens in mid-May, making this a perfect time to head down to the valley on foot, over Mammoth Pass via the Horseshoe Lake trailhead. From there, it's a short, relatively easy hike down into the quiet, green valley and to Rainbow Falls (without the summer crowds) — it's the climb back up that will get you!