Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Hidden high in the cliffs of Utah's American Fork Canyon, a long system of caves stretches deep into the rocky walls. This is Timpanogos Cave National Monument, which sits in the Wasatch Range just south of Salt Lake City. Getting to the cave entrance is an adventure in itself — the only way in is a steep, 1.5-mile trail that takes you up the canyon walls on a series of exposed switchbacks. Ranger-led cave tours, which run from late spring to early fall, take you through the rocky walls and into a geological wonderland.

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Things To Do Near Timpanogos Cave National Monument

The cave system is the main attraction at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, but there are plenty of other things to do in the park and nearby. The scenery in the canyon and along the American Fork River is spectacular whether you're hiking the park trails, enjoying a picnic, or taking a scenic drive. The busy Salt Lake City and Provo metro areas sit nearby in the valley, so shopping, dining, and entertainment are a short drive away.

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How To Get To Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Whether you're coming from Salt Lake City in the north or Provo in the south, the easiest way to get to Timpanogos Cave National Monument is to hop on I-15. Exit at Thanksgiving Point, and head east on UT-92. After about 10 miles, you'll see the signs for the visitor center on the right soon after you enter American Fork Canyon.


2038 W. Alpine Loop Road, American Fork, UT 84003

Fee: Entry fee $0

Fee: Cave Tour (per person age 12+) $12.0

Fee: Cave Tour (per person age 2-11) $7.0

Fee: Cave Tour (per person age 0-1) $2.0

Fee: Introduction to Caving Tour (per person) $22.0

With its remarkably well-preserved caves, the Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a fascinating opportunity to walk deep into a mountain. Come for the cave tour, or simply enjoy the opportunity to hike through the picturesque canyon. An RV is a great way to explore the monument and experience Utah's exceptional landscape.