• 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.

People

The Timpanogos Cave Committee sponsors the building of the trail to the caves which workers "carve" out of the cliffside. The three men pictured here are working with handtools to create a path.

The Timpanogos Cave Committee sponsored the building of the trail to the caves which workers "carved" out of the cliffside.

NPS

From early peoples through cave discoverers to today's visitor, people have played many roles in the story of Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

Early Peoples

Explorers, Trappers and Mapmakers

Pioneers, Miners and Loggers

Cave Discoverers

 
 
 

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.