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

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

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    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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center and Cave

The visitor center and caves are open seasonally, May-September. The trail head for the caves is by the visitor center. They are located in American Fork Canyon on Highway 92 just 10 miles east from Interstate 15 and 17.2 miles from U.S. 189, and approximately 40 miles from Salt Lake City. The visitor center has an information desk, exhibits, and theater with orientation film.

To purchase tickets: (877) 444-6777 (or visit their website here.)

Visitor Center (information): (801) 756-5238

Seasonal Hours for Cave, Cave Trail, and Visitor Center:

The visitor center and caves are open 7:00am - 5:30 pm. The last cave tour starts up the trail at 4:45.

Cave tours for the 2014 season will run May 10-Sept 28. The visitor center and caves are closed October - April

Although tours are available throughout the day, all tours may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Tours are limited to 16 people per tour. Visitors are encouraged to call and purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Western National Parks Association Bookstore is located in the visitor center. Open during the summer season (May to September), 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Call (801) 756-5238 for more information.

Timpanogos Cave Snack Bar and Gift Shop is located adjacent to the visitor center. It is open daily during the summer season. Call (801) 756-5702 for more information.

Restrooms and a pay phone are available at the visitor center, and pit toilets are available just before the cave entrance.

Cave tours are offered daily during the summer and fall seasons. Evening programs are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Junior Ranger programs are offered on Saturdays and Holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Deck talks every afternoon at 4 pm on the deck by the visitor center; Wednesday are geared towards Cub Scouts and Fridays are geared towards Boy Scouts, but everyone is welcome.

Did You Know?


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.