• 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.

Fish

Nature and Science

Brown Trout

 

Three fish species are found in the American Fork River. In Timpanogos Cave National Monument, 2 species, brown trout and rainbow trout, are stocked by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Only one species, the Bonneville cutthroat trout, is native to the area. Being pushed out by the more competitive exotic fish, Bonneville cutthroat trout only exists in the extreme upstream sections of the American Fork River.

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.