Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork

#1 of 26 in Trails in Wasatch Range
Must see · Cave · Geologic Formation
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.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • This place was really cool! Apparently it was recently renovated. The hike up to the cave is paved, but no joke. You can’t go up without tickets. We got tickets for the intro to caving which was in the non-paved section of the cave where we had to put on helmets and knee pads. It was a great experience and a nice taste of what it would be like. Next time I need to go through the normal section of the cave.
  • Excellent hike for families, even with smaller kiddos. Great facilities and guides, paved trail with benches to rest along the way. It's mostly shaded in the beginning and if you go earlier in the day. It's $12 admission per person. They only allow 16 people for each tour at the caves, so book ahead to make sure you get the time you prefer. Great views and not too steep. Bring at least 24 oz of water (32+ is better) and healthy snacks. A warm sweater or jacket is a must, especially for youngins. It's about 45° F inside the caves, and you spend about an hour learning about them and exploring the three main caves. Definitely recommend if you're in the area, want to see these beautiful mountains without a hike that's a killer. Take only photos and leave nothing but footprints! 😊

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