Mt. Timpanogos Cave

Oct 27, 11 Mt. Timpanogos Cave

Mt. Timpanogos CavesIf you’re looking for something cool and unique to do outdoors around Provo then you need to go check out the Mt. Timpanogos Cave. The caves are really neat and a lot of fun to walk through. When you go you’ll have a guide with you the whole time pointing neat things out, telling you about the history of the caves and answering you’re questions.

To get to the Timpanogos Cave you’re going to have to hike up the mountain a bit. It’s a one and half mile hike that you’ll gain 1,100 feet in, which means it’s not as steep as hiking the Y. Fortunately the path is paved which does make the hiking a lot easier. So make sure to bring some water and snacks as you’ll get hungry. Also don’t forget to bring some sunscreen along as you’ll be in the sun for a good part of the hike. If you’re worried that you’ll need to use the bathroom while you’re there you’re in luck, there is a bathroom at the trail head and another by the cave’s entrance. For the caves you’ll want to make sure to bring a flashlight, camera and a light coat as its only 45 degrees in the cave.

Mt. Timpanogos CavesNow, just some logistical advice to make the day go smoother. It does costs $6 per car to get into the park, so if you’re worried about money try to bring as few cars as possible. The pass does last three days so if you want to come back another day and hike to the top of Mt. Timpanogos you can. Also going through the Timpanogos Cave does cost $7 per person. Going to the cave is very popular thing to do in the summer and the park service only allows groups 20 people in the cave at a time. So when you know when you want to go to the caves call the park service in advance and reserve a time to do so because the last thing you want is to be waiting on standby. Their number is (801)756-5238 and you can make reservations up to a month in advance.   So if you plan ahead you can make this a memorable experience for you and your friends.

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1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Mueller /

    I really enjoy visiting caves, always have been fascinated by them since I was a little girl.

    I visited Timpanogos Cave about six, seven years ago. The only thing that I don’t like about that is the extremely steep hike up, up, up the mountain–there are no safety rails so you’ve got to be VERY cautious of your little ones as well as yourself if you tend to get dizzy.