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

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

Cave Discoverers

Early black and white photo of Hansen Cave showing large flowstone formation.

Early view of the Organ Pipe Room, Hansen Cave.

NPS

Martin Hansen
Discovered Hansen Cave in October 1887.

James W. Gough and Frank Johnson
Discovered Timpanogos Cave in 1913.

Vearl Manwill
Rediscovered Timpanogos Cave on August 14, 1921. The Payson Alpine Club was established that evening.

George Heber Hansen and Wayne Hansen
Discovered Middle Cave on October 15, 1921.

Did You Know?

snow on cave trail

Even though temperatures can be below freezing in the winter at Timpanogos Cave, the caves keep a fairly constant temperature of 46 degrees F and 100% humidity. In years of heavy snowfall, snow is shoveled off the cave trail in preparation for opening the caves and cave trail in the spring.