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New Exhibits Along Timpanogos Cave Trail Focus on Geologic History, Wildlife, Plants, Safety, Fitness and Health
Hikers who embark on the Timpanogos Cave trail now have even more to motivate them along the way. Thanks to a generous donation from Intermountain Healthcare Live Well and the support of the Friends of Timpanogos Cave, visitors can enjoy a series of new exhibits as they hike the 1.5-mile trail to the caves.
The new exhibits feature a geologic walk through time, exploring millions of years of earth history layer by geologic layer, along with interpreting history, wildlife, plant identification and more. Finally, a series of exhibits focus on safety, fitness, and healthy practices to get people excited to get in shape and get outdoors!
“We’re incredibly grateful to Intermountain and the Friends of Timpanogos Cave for this donation. It’s wonderful to see this kind of local philanthropic support for projects like this, which really improve the experience for everyone who visits” said Jim Ireland, park superintendent.
A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new exhibits will take place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at one of the exhibits which focuses on geologic history. The exhibit is a 10-minute walk up the trail from the visitors’ center. Representatives from Intermountain, Friends of Timpanogos Cave, Interpretive Graphics, and the National Park Service will be on hand to answer questions.
Hiking the Timpanogos Cave trail is a perfect partner for the Intermountain Live Well campaign that looks for a variety of approaches to healthy lifestyles. The park has seen an increase in recent years of people hiking not only to the caves, but using the trail for fitness and exercise routines.
The Friends of Timpanogos Cave is a non-profit organization created to support Timpanogos Cave National Monument through education, preservation and advocacy.