• 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.

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A soda straw with a drop of water clinging on-but not for long. With every drop the formation grows a little. Soda straws can get plugged up and eventually turn into stalactites.

A soda straw with a drop of water clinging on- but not for long. With every drop the formation grows a little.

NPS

The caves and visitor center are open mid-May through late-September. Operating hours and tour schedules are available here.The visitor center is wheelchair accessible and offers video programs and exhibits about the caves.

The trail to the caves provides spectacular views of American Fork Canyon and Utah Valley. It climbs steeply 1,092 feet over 1 1/2 miles, and is not wheelchair accessible. No baby strollers or wheeled vehicles are allowed on the trail. Local residents regularly hike the trail for fun and fitness.

Cave tours frequently sell out well in advance, particularly on weekends and holidays. Plan your visit in advance, review the information on this website, and call the Monument at (801) 756-5239 for further assistance.

 

Did You Know?

frost cave formation

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.