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Take the shuttle bus to Stop No. 6 and walk approximately 1/2-mile to reach the base of this very unique geologic formation, considered one of the best examples of columnar basalt lava in the entire world. The main sight is a view of the 60-foot vertical columns and the pile of rocks beneath it. Be sure to take the trail to the top of the Postpile and see the hexagonal tops of the columns that were polished smooth by glaciers during the last ice age.
After your visit, go back to the ranger station at Shuttle Stop No. 6 or continue on the trail to the Rainbow Falls trail. Rainbow Falls is approximately 2 miles from the Postpile. There is another outcropping of columns not far from the base of the main outcrop. If you take the loop trail to the top of the columns and down the other side, you'll go right by this additional outcrop. Definitely worth checking out.
Directions: Catch the shuttle bus at the Mammoth Mountain lodge area (fee required) and get off at Stop No. 6.
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