Final day for cave tours is Sept 22. The caves and visitor center will be closed for the winter season beginning Sept 23. The park will re-open in the Spring.
Explorers, Trappers and Mapmakers
Library of Congress
While the Ute people flourished in the valley, Priests Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Fray Silvestre Velez de Escalante became the first recorded European explorers to enter Utah Valley in 1776. The priests recognized the natural richness of the area and recorded in their journal the promising future that this valley would offer for settlements.
Did You Know?
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.