DESCRIPTION: All ages enjoy hiking up to the cave on this paved trail. The trail has steep exposure, so watch your kids closely. There are benches to sit down too. The cave tour lasts about 1 hour. It is 45 degrees inside so make sure you bring a jacket.
GEAR: Bring water, energy snacks, camera, jacket, and a small flashlight.We recommend a small fanny pack. Do not bring a big day pack, because you will have to wear it over your belly for the cave tour. You can drink water in the cave, but you cannot eat anything inside.
HIKE TIME: 3 hours
MILEAGE: 3.5 miles round trip, 1,092' elevation gain
RESTROOMS: At the Visitor Center and near the top.
AMERICAN FORK CANYON ~ $6 per vehicle for a 3 day pass or you can use your National Park Pass with a hanger.
PARK-N-RIDE ~ On SR 92, on the northside of the road, before the junction of SR92/SR146 is a park-n-ride, outside of American Fork Canyon.
TIMPANOGOS CAVE ~ Adults $7, Juniors $5 (6 to 15), Kids $3 (3 to 5)
DIRECTIONS ~ from SLC
Take I-15 Southbound,
After passing over the point of the mountain take exit 284 (SR92) "Cabella's exit",
Turn left and drive east on SR 92 to American Fork Canyon,
Visitor Center is up the canyon.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument