Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork: Address, Phone Number, Timpanogos Cave National Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument
4.5
Caverns & Caves • Hiking Trails • Geologic Formations
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One of the sites in Utah for cave exploring.
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Lydia Keller
Poplar Bluff, MO36 contributions
Slightly strenuous & not ideal for people scared of heights but awesome views and it’s paved
Jun 2021 • Family
NOT THE EXPERIENCE FOR SOMEONE SCARED OF HEIGHTS. This is also not for someone who cannot walk long distances or strenuously uphill. To see the cave you have to hike up the mountain and there are no rails most of the time. This is a paved path but some spots are narrow. BUT this trail does offer some AMAZING views. Just plan accordingly with water.
Written June 19, 2021
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radx4
Ellicott City, MD2,214 contributions
Closed
Oct 2020
The Mount Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a cool system of caves that you can walk through. We knew ahead of time that the caves were closed and that we would not be able to enter them. However, we had assumed that we would still be able to hike up to the cave. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There is a gate preventing entry about one-third of the way up the hill to the cave area. So while you can still walk part of the way up to the cave, mostly you will not be able to visit the monument at all.

Note that the hike up to the cave is actually fairly steep and strenuous. Although the path is paved, you need to be in decent shape to do it.

There is a very nice looking visitor center at the base as well. However, that was also closed at the time of our visit.
Written November 11, 2020
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JOHN K
Tulsa, OK223 contributions
Pretty and fun
Aug 2019
We hiked this prior to the Covid-19 shutdown. It's a steep hike up but it's on a paved trail with nice views. Take plenty of water and go slow and easy both up and down. The trail has some beautiful views however the cave isn't that impressive. It seems like the cave doesn't have that many formations compared to the others we've been to.
Written July 22, 2020
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5inavan
South Deerfield, MA741 contributions
Nice place to picnic...6/27/2020
Jun 2020
Looking for a picnic spot between Zion and Park City, we found this along the way. We had a babbling brook and the perfect temperature for eating our lunch. The cave was closed due to Covid-19 so we didn’t hike, but we then drove up over the winding alpine loop road to end up with a terrific sight with chair lifts moving! We had to ride to the top of Sundance! What a find.
Written June 29, 2020
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Catherine M
Pembroke Pines, FL402 contributions
Be ready for a steep hike to see awesome cave structures
Aug 2019
Coming from Florida, which is flat, I knew the hike was going to be challenging for my family and me, but I wanted us to have an experience in Utah that we could not get in Florida. We came in August so it was warm. Make sure you bring water to stay hydrated during your hike up the mountain. Also bring sunscreen if needed.
There is parking outside the main building and that is where you pick-up your tickets. We ordered online, which we highly recommend.
We arrived an hour before our tour time, but keep in mind it takes almost an hour to get to the entrance to the cave, which is at an elevation of 6730 feet.
As we hiked up the views were spectacular so we took pictures along the way. There are also informative signs that explain the rock structure as well as animals and plants that you might see or hear along the trail.
Inside the cave the temperature is a lot cooler than outside so I recommend bringing a light jacket at least.
You are not allowed huge backpacks. A standard bookbag size is okay. Check the website to be sure.
Our tour guide was Michael who is a park ranger and was very informative during our tour explaining how certain cave formations are formed. He communicated with our group very well and even had introduce ourselves to find out where we were from.
The tour of the cave itself takes about 45 minutes or so and then you have the hike back down, which is easier.
Overall this is a great activity to do while in Utah.
Written March 24, 2020
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Kerry M
Utah53 contributions
It's way dark when the lights go out
Apr 2019
The trail is steep (both ways), but manageable. The caves are cool, both in temperature and formations. The rangers are knowledgeable and good guides. There are several caves liked together, and the tour includes a few. The formations are incredible, and postcards are available to purchase to memorialize your visit. When they turn the lights out it is very dark, and gives you the flavor of what it would be like if you were exploring and your light source failed. Children who can hike would enjoy the experience.
Written March 22, 2020
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America Beach Man
24 contributions
Fun hike and tour
Sep 2019 • Family
The great part of a fall hike, is the leaves changing. Intense reds and oranges from the scrub oak were perfect for the day. The hike to the cave is strenuous. The attraction itself is amazing. So many features in this series of caverns. Be sure to take a jacket with you.
Written March 16, 2020
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GlamRoadTripper
Pleasant Grove, UT2 contributions
Worth the Strenuous Mile-and-a-Half Hike to the Caves
Jul 2019
Cave tours are offered daily during the summer season. — You should carry at least one liter of water per person and wear good walking shoes on the hike to the caves. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, but the cave is around 45 degrees so be prepared and bring a light jacket.
Written February 11, 2020
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Myra D
American Fork, UT10 contributions
"Timpanogos: Exalted Golden Mountain across Water"
Sep 2019
Paved trail with artistic landscaping
Short hike but steep with great views of the canyon
Clean 3 seater restroom close to the cave entrance
The guides are very knowledgeable and the cave is beautiful.
Written January 10, 2020
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Alan D
49 contributions
Hot and cold
Jul 2019 • Family
The hike up to the cave is not easy. The hike can be hot so bring plenty of water, and pace yourself. Take frequent breaks if needed. Once inside the cave it will be cool to cold. Shorts and T shirts doable, but not comfortable. If possible pack a light jacket.

Thus is not someplace you would go annually IMO. I first went in the 70s as a child, and then again this past year.

While in the area of American Fork Canyon there are other things to do. Tibble Fork reservoir for water fun, or Hike to Silver lake above Silver lake flat reservoir.
Written December 1, 2019
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