• A water drop clings onto the edge of a orange stalactite, surrounded by white stalactites.

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

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  • Cave tour tickets

    When you purchase your tickets on recreation.gov, the time options listed will be for your hike time, which is the time you should pick up your tickets at the visitor center. Plan on 3-4 hours from that time, round trip.

Fees & Reservations

 

Cave Tour Fees
Adults (age 16 and older) - $8.00
Junior (age 6-15) - $6.00
Child (age 3-5) - $4.00
Infant (age 0-2) - Free (but still requires a ticket)

Senior/Access (Golden Age/Access) pass holders - 1/2 price

Important Note - Cave tours are very popular and often sell out in advance. Weekends and holidays are particularly busy, and it is best to avoid those days if possible. Tour tickets may be purchased up to 30 days in advance online or by calling (877) 444-6777 between 10:00 AM and Midnight EST. Your tour begins and ends at the visitor center. This means that the time you purchase your ticket for is the time you should pick that ticket up at the visitor center. Plan on 3-4 hours for your hike up, your cave tour, and your hike down.

Tours are limited to 16 visitors. The tour schedule is subject to staff availablility, but tours are generally offered every 15 minutes from 7:00 AM until 4:45 PM. Please remember that anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Any tour tickets not sold in advance go on sale at the visitor center at 7:00 AM on the day of the tour and must be purchased in person. Same day tickets generally sell out early in the day.

Tickets must be purchased at the visitor center before hiking to the caves; tickets cannot be purchased at the cave entrance. Gift certificates are available. More...

 

Introduction to Caving Tour Fee
$16.00 - per person

The Introduction to Caving Tour is offered Memorial Day through Labor Day and introduces visitors to caving safety and caving ethics. The tour requires bending, crawling, and climbing. The tour is limited to five people, age 14 and older. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (877) 444-6777. More...

 

Driving in the canyon

The Monument is surrounded entirely by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and visitors must stop at a US Forest Service information station on the way to Timpanogos Cave. Visitors going just to Timpanogos Cave are not required to pay the US Forest Service American Fork Canyon fee. Visitors planning to go beyond the Monument and use US Forest Service recreation sites are subject to the following fees:

  • $6.00 - 3 day pass
  • $12.00 - 7 day pass
  • $45.00 - Annual pass

The US Forest Service honors The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, Golden Age or Senior Pass, Golden Access or Access Pass, and Military Pass.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument does not charge an entrance fee to enter the monument. There is no charge for driving through the area, using the picnic areas, or hiking. However, a fee is charged for ranger-led tours of the Timpanogos Cave system, and all visitors to the cave must be on a guided tour.

Did You Know?

drapery cave formation

Cave Draperies, or Cave Bacon, form as calcite rich water trickles down an inclined bedrock surface. Over thousands of years a thin line of calcite builds up along the wall as water follows this same path over and over. These formations appear in caves in all different shapes, sizes and colors.