2014 Season: The caves and visitor center will be closed for the winter until May 5. The visitor center will be open on May 5, and the cave will open for tours May 10.
Contact: Mark Reagan, 775.461.6200
QUAIL FIRE UPDATE
DATE: July 5, 2012
TIME: 1700 hours
LOCATION: East of Alpine, Utah
RESOURCES: 9 helicopters, 12 engines, 500 personnel, Sommer's Great Basin Type II Team
EVACUATIONS: Evacuations have now been lifted in additional areas. Access restrictions are still in place for Box Elder Cove Subdivision, and the following streets, to residents only with ID required, Bald Mountain Dr, Bald Mountain Circle, Golden Eagle Dr, Holly Dr, and Preston Dr. Residents need to remember that firefighting activities are still ongoing in this area, including helicopter and water tender operations. Please be cautious when traveling in these areas.
An additional area closure has been placed on all National Forest System lands within the Lone Peak Wilderness including all Forest System trails, located on the Pleasant Grove Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah County. The purpose of the closure is to provide for public health and safety during fire suppression efforts on the fire.
American Fork Canyon and Alpine Loop road will be open up to the Granite Flat Campground. The Granite Flat campground is open along with all recreation sites.
National Park Service Timpanogos Cave National Monument:
The closure in American Fork Canon has been partially lifted, allowing access to Timpanogos Cave National Monument for cave tours. The visitor center and concessions will open at 7:00am with the first hike to the caves at 7:20am. Visitors who purchased tickets in advance for Friday, July 6, 2012 will have their tickets honored.
The free evening program offered at 7:00pm at the visitor center will be presented as scheduled. The public is encouraged to contact the visitor center at 801-756-5239 if they have any questions or to purchase tickets in advance.
STRATEGY: Continue fireline construction on north and south sides of the fire, water drops, and structure protections. Burn out operation, if weather condition permits, of oakbrush in the southwest corner of fire.
MEDIA STAGING AREA: Incident Command Post at Lone Peak High School.
CONTACT: Mark Reagan, 775.461.6200
Great Basin Team 7, Bob Sommer IC
Did You Know?
Even though temperatures can be below freezing in the winter at Timpanogos Cave, the caves keep a fairly constant temperature of 46 degrees F and 100% humidity. In years of heavy snowfall, snow is shoveled off the cave trail in preparation for opening the caves and cave trail in the spring.