• A water drop clings onto the edge of a orange stalactite, surrounded by white stalactites.

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

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  • Caves closed for the season

    Timpanogos Cave National Monument caves, cave trail, and visitor center are closed for the season. Caves are scheduled to open again mid-May 2015.

"What do you do all winter?" - an introductory blog post

About This Blog

Posts about Timpanogos Cave from its superintendent

Potty Talk

June 11, 2014 Posted by: Jim Ireland

A blog about to toilets and trash and the people who use them: changes over the past year help the park to be better managed for wildlife and people, and ways everyone can continue to help.

 

Helping hands.....and feet

April 03, 2014 Posted by: Jim Ireland

Volunteers help keep the parks running, and this place is no different. We appreciate our volunteers and invite others to come help us patrol the trail, assist in our greenhouse, answer questions at the visitor center, or any number of other tasks here at Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

 

The day the visitor center burned

February 03, 2014 Posted by: Jim Ireland

Today marks the 23rd anniversary since the Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center was destroyed by fire. Since that time, plans have been made to build a small permanent contact station east of the current site, and move many of our services and exhibits to a new interagency facility in Highland. Future budgets will determine the timeline for this proposal.

 

Rock Walls and Water Pipes

December 06, 2013 Posted by: Jim Ireland

Finding ways to repair and upgrade water pipes amongst historic rock walls and structures

 

Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 26, 2013 Posted by: Jim Ireland

When we get busy, its easy to forget to pause and say thanks. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to offer some words of thanks on behalf of Timp Cave and its staff.

 

'What do you do all winter?' and other interesting thoughts

November 13, 2013 Posted by: Jim Ireland

For the public that hikes the trail and visits the cave during the warmer months, there is often curiosity about what goes on here in the winter months. This blog hopes to share some of what goes on 'behind the scenes' here at Timpanogos Cave.

 

Did You Know?

drapery cave formation

Cave Draperies, or Cave Bacon, form as calcite rich water trickles down an inclined bedrock surface. Over thousands of years a thin line of calcite builds up along the wall as water follows this same path over and over. These formations appear in caves in all different shapes, sizes and colors.