Timpanogos Cave National Monument11 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:45 pm]
- Address: 2038 Alpine Loop Rd, American Fork, UT 84003, USA, 84003, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 04:45 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8017565239
- Fax: +1-8017565661
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Monuments And Memorials
Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a place of great attraction for tourist from around the world. This famous heritage site is located close to American Fork Canyon and is maintained by the National Park Service. The entrance of the cave is steep but wide enough to pass through. The monument comprises of three caves, of which Timpanogos Cave is visited mostly by tourists during the month of May and September. You can take the help of expert guides to explore the beauty of the cave. Timpanogos Cave National Monument was discovered by Martin Hansen in the year 1887, while he was on a tracking expedition at American Fork Canyon.
How to Reach Timpanogos Cave National Monument
- Reach by rented car/taxi.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Reviews & Ratings
I'm not going to lie, I thought the hike might kill me. I try to be active and in shape, but that hike really took it's toll. That being said, it was more than worth it! I wanted to make memories with my kids, and this was a great family activity. We have 5 kids, aged 7 - 15, and they all loved it. We took our time hiking up, but made it 20 minutes before our scheduled time. I was a bit worried, as some of my kids struggled more than others, but they all made it up, and thanked us profusely it! Round trip, it took us 3 1/2 hours, but like I said, we went pretty slow. The caves themselves are absolutely stunning! Favorites were the heart of the cave and the blackout (all of it really). It sells out daily, so reserve your spot early, especially if you have a larger group. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone, just be aware of the physical aspect of it.
Super cool hike and then cave. There is a lot to see and is a fun tour through the caves. I would recommend a light sweater or something as it does get pretty cold down in the cave at times. We also brought small camel backs holding some food and water as the hike is a bit long and was nice to sit and eat at the top before going into the cave.
Making the 1,100 vertical elevation, strenuous hike up the Timpanogos Mountain to the cave entrance is well worth the time and effort. The mountain scenery and park-ranger-guided cave tour were spectacular! Be sure to book your cave tour well in advance because tours are limited to 16 people each, and they sell-out quickly.
The hike and cave tour was absolutely spectacular! The ranger was kind, informative, and kept the audience captivated. The trail is completely paved, but still steep. I would rank the hike itself as moderate. I would not recommend bringing large backpacks as they require you to wear them on your front side as soon as you enter the caves.
When they say it's a strenuous hike, they mean strenuous. It's a mile and a half with a 1,092 foot vertical climb! It's uphill all the way, although there are rest stops with benches and great lookouts. It look us nearly 1.5 hours to get to the top. The hike was definitely worth it for the wonderful cave tour and amazing sites. Our tour guide was awesome. All my kids (ages 8-15) loved it.