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.
Introduction to Caving Tour
Top photo-NPS, Andrew Simister
Ever wondered what it's like in the caves away from the developed trails and cave lights?
Or what it's like to be a caver?
With a helmet and headlamp you are ready to experience Hansen Cave in its natural state. With a ranger, you'll scramble and sometimes even crawl on the trail leading to Hansen Cave Lake, along the same route Martin Hansen conducted tours in the late 1800s. You'll learn all about the caving safely and low-impact caving skills. The tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours and is considered strenuous.
Be prepared to get your clothes dirty and have fun!
What to Bring
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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.