• 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.

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.


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?


Timpanogos Cave is known for its high concentration of helictites - a spiraling cave formation that seems to defy gravity. Helictites are formed when calcite crystals and dissolved impurities are forced out of a tiny central canal in the helictite by hydrostatic pressure.