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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Description:Timpanogos Cave National Monument sits high in the Wasatch Mountains. The cave system consists of three spectacularly decorated caverns. 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 ft in elevation, they are offered incredible views of American Fork Canyon.

Cave tours sell out in the summer; you can call to buy tickets in advance. Getting to the cave involves walking a very steep 1.5 mile paved trail. Make sure to have water, and wear a hat and sunscreen.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:R.R. 3 Box 200
Address 2:
City:American Fork
State/Province:UT
Zip Code:84003
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Expanded (Summer) Hours: May through Labor Day, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cave tours are available through out the day. First hike time to caves is at 7:30 a.m., last hike time to the caves is at 4:30 pm.

Fall Hours: Visitor center hours: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First hike time to caves is at 8:00 a.m., last hike time to caves is approximately 3:00-3:30 p.m. on weekdays and 3:30 p.m. on weekends. Please call to confirm last hike time during the fall.
Admission:$6 to get into the park that surrounds Timpanogos (national parks pass works); cave tours cost Adults (age 16 and older) - $7 Junior (age 6-15) - $5 Child (age 3-5) - $3 Under 2 - free
Telephone:(801) 756-5239
Website:http://www.nps.gov/tica/index.htm
R E V I E W S
Melanie H., Co-op Member
As a young child I took this tour. I LOVED it! This is the kind of hike that you might like to only take children 6 and older. Our family is VERY familiar with hiking and we have enjoyed similar hikes, but because it can be tiring and I believe it is not stroller friendly, I wouldn't take little ones.

The caves are beautiful and there is much to be learned from the tour. Be sure to take food and water with you and I would also dress in layers. Enjoy!
J.Coleman, Co-op Member
I took our 9 children to the caves for a field trip, and they fell in love. The staff really catered to our family and all of our educational questions. My children learned more about how caves are formed as well as walking away with a greater knowledge of Stalagmites and stalactites and the other formations in caves from learning how to tell where water slowly ran down the walls to seeing an underground water pool to understanding the the importance of temperatures and little human interference. In this one field trip, my children were able to learn more about the structures of earth than all the studies in books & the internet.
Ann W., Co-op Member
My kids and I love to hike to Timpanogas Cave. We have gone 3 times. It is a bit of a hike, but we always take plenty of water and snacks. We make 'hiking' cookies ahead of time and try and bring friends. The views are incredible along the trail so stopping to rest is not a problem. There are plenty of benches and a shaded spot about half way that we like to stop and rest at. Lots of picture taking opportunities. We enjoyed the tour, flashlights are not necessary. The guides provide alot of information on the cave and involve the kids. Definitely worth the effort. Had a great time and we will go again.
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