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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Alpine Scenic Loop, Highway 92, American Fork, UT
801 756-5238
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the sites in Utah for cave exploring.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the sites in Utah for cave exploring.
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Lindon, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Initial hike to the cave is via a steep trail on a narrow but paved path. Take water with you for the hike, and a jacket to wear inside the cave. Inside the cave is definitely chilly. Leave about 1 hour to hike up the trail. And about an hour to tour the cave. I would not plan on pushing... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Cave is cool the hike is easy, but long and steep enough to feel like a good workout! Going in the fall is great weather!

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Tinpanogos is actually three interconnected caves discovered at different times. The temperature is always hovering around 45-50 in the cave so dress accordingly. You should schedule in advance a tour time; then it is recommended you leave the visitor center where you pick up your reserved tickets 90 minutes before your cave tour actually starts; this gives you plenty of... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The guided tour through the system of caves it easy and absolutely beautiful. The rangers are able to explain all the amazing sites and allow ample time for all the photographs you want to take. The tough part is getting to the caves. I suggest you make the trek up to the caves early or late in the day to... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of the nicest caves aver visited. the experience is great. Lots of things to see, you get into tight, dark and cold but fun places. Is a must see if you are near American Fork Utah.

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Irvington, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Book early, you can only get in with a reservation and they are limited. You will not be able to access the cave without a reservation for a tour. You will be hot and sweaty on the climb up & then enter a 45 degree cave, so bring a sweater/jacket for the cave tour itself. A great cave experience, but... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have visited Carlsbad Caverns, Mammoth Cave and Kartchner Caverns but never have I felt a awed as I did at Timpanogos Caves. But you really have to work for it. The trail to the entrance is only 1.5 miles but the vertical climb is about one thousand feet (starting at over 6000 feet). They allow you an hour and... More 

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Albuquerque
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Timpanogos NM (TNM) is a cave in a fault on the side of a canyon near Provo UT. The cave alone is worth the visit...it is unique and rugged and requires some crawling and squeezing. It is unlike any other cave or cavern I have visited. The views from the cave mouth across the canyon are also spectacular. Reservations are... More 

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Logan, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The 1.5 mile hike up the mountain was challenging enough for a good workout yet doable even for young children. The hike is "free" (which wasn't all that clear from the website instructions) and the cave tour was $8pp. The caves were beautiful and the tour guide (NFS ranger) was friendly and knowledgeable. It was definitely worth the modest fee.... More 

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Fremont, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great visit at the caves. I was very impressed as to how close and intimate all the rooms were compared to other caves I had been to. You can get very close to all the formations (but be careful not to touch). This cave seems to have more intricate and delicate formations and not as many of... More 

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