NOTICE: Masks covering both mouth and nose will be required throughout the cave tour and outside the cave entrance and exit. Masks are also required inside the visitor center, restrooms, and on the visitor center plaza but are not required while hiking the cave trail as long as social distancing is maintained.
Start your tour at the visitor center. Arriving early is recommended.
The Timpanogos Cave System is accessed by hiking a strenuous 1.5 mile paved trail with an elevation gain of 1,100 vertical feet. After completing the hike, visitors will experience all three caves on a ranger-led tour. The route through the cave is paved, lighted and has several flights of stairs.
Cancellation 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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Masks covering both mouth and nose will be required throughout the cave and outside the cave entrance and exit. Masks are also required inside the visitor center, restrooms, and on the visitor center plaza but are not required while hiking the cave trail as long as social distancing is maintained.
Thinking about bringing small children?
While we welcome children of all ages, is it a good idea? The hike to the cave is steep, hot, and strollers are not allowed. The caves are cold (45°F, 7°C) and dark, and touching in this delicate environment is prohibited. Will your child enjoy this and, if not, will this affect you and other visitors on your tour? Please keep this in mind as you plan. All persons, including infants, entering the cave must have a ticket.Arriving early at the visitor center is recommended.
Bring water. 1 liter of water per person is recommended. Temperatures on the cave trail often exceed 100°F, 38°C on summer afternoons.
The cave temperature is 45°F, 7°C. A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended.
Wear sturdy shoes, suitable for hiking.
Strollers and other wheeled devices (including wheelchairs) are prohibited on the cave trail and in the caves.
Large metal framed infant backpacks are permitted on the trail but not in the caves. Soft infant carriers and daypacks are permitted in the caves.
Pets are prohibited on the cave trail and in the caves. Service animals are allowed. Emotional support animals are prohibited.
Food, drink, candy, tobacco and gum are prohibited in the caves, but allowed on the trail.
Flash photography is allowed, but tripods and monopods are not.
Hiking poles and walking sticks are not permitted in the caves unless needed for mobility.
Flashlights are optional.
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.