NOTICE: THE TIME ON YOUR TICKET IS YOUR ARRIVAL TIME at the Visitor Center. "Going on a Cave Tour" is a 3.5 hour experience that begins at the visitor center. First, check in at the visitor center (located at the bottom of the trail) at the time printed on your ticket.
Next, hike 1.5 miles to the cave entrance. Your tour ranger will meet you at the cave entrance.
Finally, enter the cave 1.5 hours after you began your hike. Arriving 10-15 minutes early at the visitor center is recommended.
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 (335 m). 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.
Everyone must have a ticket, including infants.
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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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.
NO strollers or other wheeled devices (including wheelchairs) are allowed on the cave trail or 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. Service animals-in training and 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. Flashlights are optional.
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