Timpanogos Cave National Monument Public Health Update
Changes in Park Operations
The following precautions are being taken due to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers, and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other federal, state, and local health authorities.
- The park reminds visitors of the guidelines in the Governor’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan, including the wearing of face coverings, keeping at least six feet away from others, limiting social interactions to groups of 20 people or fewer, not congregating at trailheads or other outdoor spaces, and not touching high touch surfaces including handrails, trail signs, and maps.
- Swinging Bridge picnic area, restrooms, and the Canyon Nature Trail remain open. Pets are welcomed on leash in these areas; please pick up after your pet.
- The cave trail is open below the locked gate. Crews are currently working to restore safe access to the upper parts of the cave trail. Pets and wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the cave trail at any time.
- Though the visitor center and its restrooms are closed, canyon maps, information, and drinking water are available outside. Please recreate responsibly.
- Park staff will be available by phone at 801-756-5239.
- Visitors can be assured that the park continues to monitor conditions and maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors. Staff are working to maintain clean and healthy facilities in accordance with CDC guidance.
National Park Service Public Health Service Officers Recommend that Everyone Should Take the Following Routine Precautions:
- Keep 6 ft away from others
- Wear a face covering
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use >60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Most important, if you experience flu symptoms or any serious infection or virus, please stay home to avoid exposing others.
Follow the NPS public health webpage for the latest public health updates from the National Park Service.
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. Plan your trip accordingly. A hot trail makes you sweaty for your 45 degree cave tour. A rainy trail also makes for a cold trip through the cave. Bring proper clothing for both the hike and the cave.
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