• 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.


Volunteers assisting at historic rockhouse

Volunteers paint the roof on a historical structure

Volunteers are a vital part of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Volunteers have spent countless hours helping preserve Timpanogos Cave and the surrounding resources. Help is appreciated from individuals or groups. There are many ways people can help.

BATS - Behind A Tour Specialists are typically teens ages 14-18 whose primary responsibility is to follow the tours and help the rangers with whatever is needed. Typically the last one in the tour group, they keep an eye on visitors to see if assistance is needed and to ensure the cave is well protected.

Trail Patrol Volunteers - Adult volunteers help patrol the trail, assisting people as needed when they hike, being a uniformed presence on the trail, reminding about the rules if necessary, and being available to help a lost child or hiker in distress.

Service - Volunteers help staff the information desk in the visitor center, work in a cave restoration group, or assisting with re-vegetation projects. Youth groups and others are welcome to come and work on one-time projects, as well as projects for Boy Scout or Girl Scout advancement.

Student interns work with every division in the park, depending on the student's area of focus.

For information on volunteering in any division, call the Timpanogos Cave Volunteer Coordinator at (801) 756-5239

To learn about volunteer opportunities at other national park sites, click here.


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.