• 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.

Doing Business With The Park

Special Events and Permits

Some activities are allowed within the Monument but, by law, require a special use permit. This can include commercial photography (film or still), guided tours and other business operations, scientific research, running and bicycle races on Highway 92, weddings, and large group picnics or other gatherings in the Swinging Bridge picnic area.

Every situation is different, and doesn't need to be complicated or time consuming, but the permit process makes sure that park resources are protected and that the event doesn't unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of the park by other visitors. See the links below for the most common permitting situations we encounter. For a Special Use Permit application, click here. If you have questions or if you are unsure if your event/ activity requires a permit, call the administration offices at (801) 756-5239.

Filming and Commercial Photography

Races, marathons, and organized bicycling events on State Route 92

Weddings and Large Group Events

Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)

Scientific Research and Collection (information) (permit)

The National Park Service cannot issue a permit if it would:

  • results in damage or injury to park resources;
  • be contrary to the purposes for which the natural, historic, development, and special use zones of the park were established or unreasonably impair the atmosphere of peace and tranquility maintained in those zones;
  • unreasonably interfere with interpretive, visitor service, or other program activities, or with the administrative activities of the National Park Service;
  • substantially impair the operation of public use facilities or services of the National Park Service concessioners or contractors;
  • result in significant conflict with other existing uses.

Did You Know?

Mt Timpanogos

At an elevation of 11,750 ft, Mt. Timpanogos is the 2nd highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. The word Timpanogos (tim´pa ­no´gas) comes from the Timpanogots Ute tribe who lived in the surrounding valleys from A.D. 1400. The name translates as rock (tumpi-), and water mouth or canyon (panogos).