Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument sits high in the Wasatch Mountains (The Uinta National Forest). The cave system consists of three spectacularly decorated caverns. Each cavern has unique colors and formations. Helictites and anthodites are just a few of the many dazzling formations to be found in the many chambers. As visitors climb to the cave entrance, on a hike gaining over 1,000 feet in elevation, they are offered incredible views of American Fork Canyon.

Cave Tours:

Cave tours begin in May and are offered 7 days a week. National Park Rangers guide visitors on hour-long, interpretative tours through the caves. Tours are conducted throughout the day, during the cave tour season, with a limit of twenty people per tour. The cave entrance is a 1.5 mile walk from the visitor center and rises 1,065 feet (324.6m), it is considered a strenuous hike. For safety, pets and wheeled vehicles (baby strollers) are not allowed on the cave trail. Allow three hours round trip for the hike and cave tour and come prepared with hiking shoes, a light jacket or sweatshirt (cave temperatures are forty-five degrees), and plenty of drinking water. The Introduction to Caving Tour is a special tour introducing visitors to the sport of caving. For more information call, 801-756-5238. Picnic Areas and Nature Trail: Picnic facilities and a 1/4 mile nature walk are available in the monument. Fishing: Fishing is permitted in the American Fork River with a valid Utah fishing license.

Surrounding Area:

Many recreational opportunities are available in the area, including, backpacking, day hikes, camping, scenic drives, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, rockclimbing, and horseback riding.

More Information:

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

R.R. 3 Box 200

American Fork, Utah 84003

Visitor Center (Summer only) 801-756-5238

Headquarters 801-756-5239

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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