Side Trips from Salt Lake City Sights

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

  • Hwy. 92, 3 miles from American Fork Map It
  • American Fork
  • Cave

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Soaring to 11,750 feet, Mount Timpanogos is the centerpiece of a wilderness area of the same name and towers over Timpanogos Cave National Monument along Highway 92 within American Fork Canyon. After a strenuous hike up the paved 1½-mile trail to the entrance, you can explore three caves connected by two man-made tunnels. Stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations make the three-hour round-trip hike and tour worth the effort. No refreshments are available on the trail or at the cave, and the cave temperature is 45°F throughout the year, so bring water and warm clothes. Although there's some lighting inside the caves, a flashlight will make your explorations more interesting; it will also come in handy should you have to head back down the trail at dusk. These popular tours are often sold out; to guarantee your place on Saturday and holidays, purchase tickets in advance.

Sight Information


Hwy. 92, 3 miles from American Fork, American Fork, Utah, 84003, United States

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801-756–5239-cave info; 801-756–5238-advance tickets


Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Early May–Oct., daily 7–5:30

Published 01/19/2016


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