Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork

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Cave Geologic Formation
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  • We had the best time touring the cave! The hike was steeper than we expected and was largely exposed to the sun so plan for that and take the recommended amount of water for sure! Definite must in Ame...  more »
  • This hike will take you up to one of the best caves in the USA. You will get to learn about the history of the area and why it is called Timpanogas. It is a beautiful hike.  more »
  • This is one of favorite hike and the cave tour is fabulous. It's 3 miles round trip and it's a pretty steep hike. The entire trail is paved and pretty even for the most part which is nice. I would rec...  more »
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  • I and many other hikers hike this trail for exercise! Is a wide 1.5 mile up paved trail,1100 feet to cave entrance. Not required to take a cave tour, many hike up and hike down. It has Rangers on the trail and all. Is safe place to hike if a lone hiker. Summer has just begun so my time to hike up is 45 min. Last summer by end of summer my time was down to 35 min to go up. The cave is about 45 degrees inside,besides its beauty, is a great place to cool off.
  • Amazing views, staff, and tour. The two Park Rangers that I came in contact with were extremely nice people. One, I wish I would've gotten her name, gave me water at the top of the cave, she was so sweet. The other was our tour guide, he was amazing. I'm very happy and grateful this beautiful place has such wonderful people taking care of it.
  • The hike is about 2 miles, and it can get kinda steep. Also be aware of falling rocks and look out for rattlesnakes! I fortunately encountered neither on my visit. The cave tour at the top is absolutely worth it. Make sure you get your tickets at the visitor center. They don't sell them at the top! And it should go without saying: this place is beautiful. Leave it as you found it!
  • You can hike up to the cave entrance anytime (trail is steep so be careful), and then going into the cave requires a reservation. We went this last time and has reservations but unfortunately couldn't take our daughter all the way through... One of the rangers was extremely nice and offered to take us in a little ways at least, then turn around and go back out with us. Fun experience, and overall you'll spend a little over an hour inside the cave if you choose to go that route.
  • I realize some people have no respect for the great outdoors..... but I hated hearing, repeatedly, "touching a rock is a federal offense" Other than that, the hike is strenuous, but worth it. Going in the early morning beats the heat. No charge to walk the trail but you need tickets to tour the cave. Our ranger was knowledgeable and she really seemed to like questions. Our trip through the cave was unhurried and at our pace.

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