Natural Features & Ecosystems
The natural features of special interest are: caves, forests, and fossils. When compared to Utah's other National Park Service units, these features are unique to Timpanogos Cave National Monument.
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.