Timpanogos Cave Trail
From Interstate 15 (Exit 284), take State Route 92 east about nine miles to the entrance on the south side of the road.
Trails Illustrated's Uinta National Forest. For a USGS topographic map, ask for Timpanogos Cave. A monument brochure describes the trail.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, RR3 Box 200, American Fork, UT 84003; (801) 756-5239.
The paved trail with its resting benches and interpretive signs makes this a hike just about anybody can do. Rocks have been blasted away to eliminate steep grades. You can learn about the natural history and the people history of this area from the signs, the guides, and the visitor center. Inside the deep dark cave, lights help show the way as a guide interprets the walk. Fascinating towering and spiraling formations glitter in the light. Accessibility and the wonder of caves makes this a very popular destination in Utah, but winter snow closes the monument.
Information courtesy of Buck Tilton, author of Utah Hiking.
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