NOTICE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Introduction to Caving Tour will not be available for the 2021 season.
Start your Introduction to Caving Tour at the visitor center. Arriving early is recommended.
This tour requires special clothing and equipment. Call the visitor center for more information 801-756-5239 ext 209.
The Timpanogos Cave System is accessed by hiking a strenuous 1.5 mile paved trail with an elevation gain of 1,100 vertical feet.
The ranger-led, 1.5 hour Introduction to Caving tour introduces visitors to low-impact caving skills, safety and etiquette. With a helmet and headlamp you are ready to experience Hansen Cave in its natural state. You will scramble over boulders and sometimes even crawl on the trail leading to Hansen Cave Lake as you travel the same route Martin Hansen used to conduct tours in the late 1800s.
This tour requires bending, climbing and is considered strenuous. Be prepared to get your clothes dirty and have fun! The tour is limited to 5 people, age 14 and older, and requires advanced tickets. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancellations must be done at least 24 hours prior to your selected time to receive a refund. You may cancel online or by calling 877-444-6777.
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Due to the strenuous nature of the tour, participants must be in good physical condition.
The tour is limited to 5 people, age 14 or older and requires advance tickets. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The monument will provide caving helmets and headlamps.
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 any boots, clothing and gear (including cameras) that have been in ANY other cave or mine at ANY time.
Interested in both tours?
If you have questions about booking a regular cave tour along with the Introduction to Caving Tour, please call the visitor center at 801-756-5239 ext 209 for more information.