Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center and Cave
Due to concerns of spreading the novel coronavirus COVID-19, no visitors are allowed in the caves at this time.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument continues to follow current guidance from the CDC, federal, state, and local health authorities regarding COVID-19. At this time for the safety of visitors and staff, we are not offering cave tours, including self-guided tours. We will continue to monitor the situation to share updates and changes to our operation.
Currently both picnic areas, the trail leading up to the caves, and the Canyon Nature Trail are open for use. More information will be added here as it becomes available.
The visitor center and cave tours will open as soon as safely possible following federal, state, & local health guidelines
The upper cave trail is open for hiking from ~6:30 a.m. to ~5:30 p.m. daily. The lower trail is open sunrise to sunset.
Park Rangers are available on a limited basis for pass sales. Call first, or ask a ranger on the Plaza.
The trail head for the caves is by the visitor center. They are located in American Fork Canyon on Highway 92 just 10 miles east from Interstate 15 and 17.2 miles from U.S. 189, and approximately 40 miles from Salt Lake City.
To purchase tickets: call recreation.gov at (877) 444-6777 or visit their website.
Your cave tour begins and ends at the visitor center. That means the time you select when you purchase your tickets is the time you pick up your tickets at the visitor center to begin your self-guided mile-and-a-half hike to the cave entrance, where you will meet your ranger.
Visitor Center (information): (801) 756-5239
Tours may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Regular cave tours are limited to 16 people per tour. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Any remaining tickets for each day will be sold through recreation.gov up until an hour before the tour, then in person at the visitor center. Debit or credit card only; we are no longer able to facilitate cash or check purchase.
Western National Parks Association Bookstore is located in the visitor center and is open when the visitor center is open. Call (801) 756-5239 for more information.
Swinging Bridge Picnic Area is open year round, as snow access permits; restrooms are available there seasonally.
- Cave tours are offered daily during the summer season. Tours are discontinued due to snow and rockfall during winter and spring.
- Evening programs are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Junior Ranger programs are offered at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- Grotto talks are offered just outside the cave several times per day and are open for all hikers and cave visitors during the cave tour season. If interested, ask about the next program when you arrive at the top.