Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork

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Timpanogos Cave National Monument is located in American Fork. Plan to visit Timpanogos Cave National Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended American Fork attractions using our American Fork vacation planner.
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  • The mile and a half "strenuous" hike is no joke. They give you an hour and a half for the hike, we did it with a teenager and a 7 year old in about 50 minutes...but it's a killer. The views are worth ...  more »
  • Went on a tour of the cave in the heat of the summer's day, and the cave was a cool, refreshing treat. Loved getting out of the sun and experiencing something different. The hike up to the cave might ...  more »
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument protects a cave system on Mount Timpanogos in Northern Utah's Wasatch Mountains in American Fork Canyon.  There are three caves in the National Monument: Hansen Cave,...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This was a great hike. It is very strenuous. You have 90 minutes to hike 1 1/2 miles uphill from the visitors center to the cave for the tour. The cave tour is 1 hour. You can't touch anything in the cave so it is best not to bring small children. Can also be a challenge for tall people as you do have to stoop low in several places. Our tour guide Russ was awesome.
  • Beautiful hike and mountains. The hike up to the cave entrance is free, you only have to pay if you go into the cave. If you want to go into the cave, make sure you get a reservation in advance, they only allow a certain number of people through each day. Also, don't forget to bring a jacket, it gets down to 40 degrees F in the cave, even in the peak of summer.