Step back in time and experience Timpanogos Cave lit only by the flicker of lanterns on this ranger-guided tour to celebrate 100 years as a national monument! Discover what early explorers experienced as they traveled through the dark passages of the cave. Hear stories of early exploration and marvel at the cave’s geology by the glow of your lantern.
The Timpanogos Cave System is accessed by hiking a strenuous 1.5 mile (2.4 km) paved trail with an elevation gain of 1,100 vertical feet. After completing the hike, visitors will see the caves on a ranger-led tour. The route through the cave is paved, with several flights of stairs.
Because of the nature of this tour, ages 7 and up only. No infants or toddlers.
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Cave lighting system will not be used. Lanterns will be provided
No infants or toddlers
Water (1 liter per person recommended), jackets (cave temperature is 45°F, 7°C.) , wear comfortable shoes
Flash Photography is discouraged on this tour
Small daypacks are permitted in the caves.
Food, drink, candy, tobacco and gum are prohibited in the caves, but allowed on the trail.
Pets are prohibited on the cave trail and in the caves. Service animals are allowed. Service animals-in training and emotional support animals are prohibited.
Hiking poles and walking sticks are not permitted in the caves unless needed for mobility.
WHITE NOSE SYNDROME To help prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a disease that is killing millions of bats in North America, the monument prohibits the use of any footwear, clothing and gear (including cameras) that have been in ANY other cave or mine at ANY time.
PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. There are no trash cans along the cave trail or at the caves.
If you have specific questions, contact the visitor center. 801-756-5239 ext. 202