• 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.

Weather

Rain

A rainy day at the cave entrance

(Jon Jasper)

Weather at Timpanogos Cave National Monument greatly varies throughout the seasons. In winter, the canyon is often covered in a blanket of white snow. Temperatures can be very cold nearing 0° F (-18° C). In spring the temperature warms up allowing the snow to melt and it begins to rain significantly more. Summer can be very hot reaching temperatures of over 100° F (38° C). Humidity and moisture during the summer are very low. During fall, the temperature cools considerably and begins to occasionally rain. The visitor center has an average of 90 inches of snow a year and 25 inches of rain a year.




More climate information available online at Western Regional Climate Center http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?uttimp

Did You Know?

Helictite

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.