Timpanogos Cave National Monument
sits high in the Wasatch Mountains, on the north slope
of Mt. Timpanogos. Timpanogos Cave is comprised of three
limestone caverns connected by man-made tunnels. A short
but strenuous hike of 1.5 miles is required to reach the
cave, located 1,000 feet above the canyon floor. As visitors
climb to the Timpanogos Cave entrance they are offered
incredible views of American Fork Canyon. Temperatures
inside the caves are about 45-degrees Fahrenheit, so a
light jacket is advised.
Caves' formations - stalactites, stalagmites, dripstone,
and flowstone are the result of calcium carbonate and
other minerals seeping into the groundwater of the cave.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument is open mid-May to mid-Oct.,
(funding and weather permitting). Tickets must be purchased
at the visitor center before hiking to the Timpanogos
Cave. You may purchase tickets in advance or the "day
of" with a credit card by calling the Timpanogos
Cave National Monument on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Advance
tickets may be wise for weekends and/or holidays.