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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: Caverns/ Caves, Monuments/ Statues, Hiking Trails, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the sites in Utah for cave exploring.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While the very strenuous climb to the cave entrance can be an obstacle for some, the cave is worth the hike. The cave tours fill up fast, so a reservation is recommended. Also due to the exposed nature of the trail, early morning hike times would make for cooler hikes. The cave is 45 degrees year round, so bring a... More

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Seabeck, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was my 2nd trip to Timpanogos Cave. My last visit I was in my 20's, and it was hard then. I'm in my late 40's now, and it was HARDER now. Having said this, IT IS WORHT IT! My wife (46); daughter (13); and son (11) all made it. Only my 13 year old made the walk with ease.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cave is awesome and worth the effort. Don't rush to the top because they only take 16 in at a time and you have a reserved time which is 1.5 hours past your check in (ticket) time. We reserved the first one of the day (7am) and got to the cave at 8:10 with 20 minutes to spare. There... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The hike up the mountain is strenuous for sea-level dwellers. Thankfully, there's a bench every few hundred feet or so. Once in the cave, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. It's a little cramped in the cave, so pack light but bring lots of water and a light jacket. The formations are beautiful, and the chill is welcome after the... More

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