Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument sits high in the Wasatch Mountains. The cave system consists of three spectacularly decorated caverns. Each cavern has unique colors and formations. Helictites and anthodites are just a few of the many dazzling formations to be found in the many chambers. As visitors climb to the cave entrance, on a hike gaining over 1,000 feet in elevation, they are offered incredible views of American Fork Canyon. Ranger programs are a great way to expand your exploration of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. A variety of interpretive programs, including cave tours, are offered during the summer. Whether for a cave tour, an evening program, a picnic, or just to hike or walk, Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a wonderful place to visit. Location only a few miles up American Fork Canyon, with it spectacular canyon views, crystal clear mountain river, and beautiful trees and flowers, it is an oasis away from the populated Wasatch Front.
Seasonality / Weather
During the summer, weather in northern Utah is generally sunny with high temperatures reaching around 95 degrees fahrenheit. At times the weather in the canyon can be unpredictable and visitors should be ready for all conditions throughout the year. Elevation at the visitor center is 5,500 feet, 6,700 feet at the cave entrance. In the summer, fierce afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon
From I-15: If you are arriving from the north or south on Interstate 15 take Exit 287 (Alpine-Highland exit), then turn east on State Highway 92 and proceed ten miles (16km) to the monument. From U.S. 40 or U.S. 189: If you are arriving from Heber City or Provo Canyon traveling on U.S. 40 or U.S. 189, take State Highway 92, passing by Sundance Resort and over the mountainous scenic route known as the Alpine Scenic Loop. Because of the narrow and winding road, buses and large vehicles over thirty feet are not allowed to travel on the Alpine Scenic Loop. The Alpine Scenic Loop is closed during the winter.