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

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

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  • Cave tour tickets

    When you purchase your tickets on recreation.gov, the time options listed will be for your hike time, which is the time you should pick up your tickets at the visitor center. Plan on 3-4 hours from that time, round trip.

Environmental Factors

Collecting a water sample from a stalagtite for analysis.

Ranger Cami McKinney collects a cave water sample off of a stalagmite for analysis.

NPS

Many environmental factors or issues affect the condition of the park's resources. The issues highlighted here are: nonnative species, water quality, weather conditions, and White Nose Syndrome.

Did You Know?

frost cave formation

Frostwork, like it's name depicts, resembles hoarfrost growing outside on a foggy winter day. Most frostwork found in Timpanogos Cave is formed from aragonite, an unstable form of calcium carbonate. The delicate nature of these tiny crystals makes them particularly susceptible to damage and vandalism.