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.
2011 Cave and Cave Trail Opening
Contact: Michael Gosse, 801-756-5239 ext. 201
Additionally, the cave exit shelter is being extended to improve visitor safety from falling rock hazards.This project is scheduled to begin August 1, 2011.The caves and cave trail will be open to the public Friday through Sunday until October 16, 2011.Construction work on the cave exit shelter will require the cave trail to be closed Monday through Thursday.
Visitors are encouraged to start planning their visit to the caves now.The visitor center will be open daily from 7:00am to 5:30pm. through July 31.Starting August 1, the visitor center will be open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Monday through Thursday, and from 7:00am to 5:30pm. on Friday through Sunday and holidays for the remainder of the season. Superintendent Denis Davis says, "Staff has worked hard to complete the critical upgrades to the cave electrical system and cave trail during this extremely wet Spring.Planned trail maintenance and construction this season are a minor inconvenience that will ensure the safety and comfort of visitors in the future.I encourage visitors to check the park website at www.nps.gov/tica often for updates, or contact the park at (801) 756-5238 with questions."
Cave tour tickets may be purchased up to thirty days in advance starting May 27 by calling the visitor center at (801) 756-5238 and using a credit card.Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for juniors (ages 6-15), $3.00 for children (ages 3-5), and children 2 and under are free.Seniors (age 62 and over) with a Golden Age Passport or
Finally, the park will be continuing its highly successful evening programs again.Evening programs will be offered every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening starting May 30 from 7:00 to 8:00pm.The programs are free of charge and will be presented at the
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Did You Know?
Frostwork, like it's name depicts, resembles hoarfrost growing outside on a foggy winter day. Most frostwork found in Timpanogos Cave is formed from aragonite, an unstable form of calcium carbonate. The delicate nature of these tiny crystals makes them particularly susceptible to damage and vandalism.