Plan Your Visit

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.


Ready to spend some time in the canyon or hike to the cave? We want to help you plan your visit. The caves and the visitor center are typically open May through late-October; see operating hours and tour schedules. The visitor center is accessible and offers video programs and exhibits about the caves.

The caves, cave trail, and visitor center are currently open.

Be aware that visitor center construction will likely occur during the 2017 season, but final construction schedules have not been set. This will likely impact cave tours. Updates will be added to this website as they become available.

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. The canyon views are spectacular.

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.

Whether you are coming for a summer picnic or planning on make us part your next vacation, look around this website and use this information. Learn more with our Basic Information and Direction and Transportation page. Get your cave tour tickets early and don't forget to check out our Safety page. Plan on coming to one of our many ranger programs at the visitor center and beyond.


Last updated: May 23, 2017

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Mailing Address:

RR 3 Box 200
American Fork, UT 84003


(801) 756-5238

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