Timpanogos Cave Trail

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah

Elevation Gain3,076ft
Trailhead Elevation5,676ft
Elevation Min/Max5676/6862ft
Elevation Start/End5676/5676ft

Timpanogos Cave Trail

Timpanogos Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Timpanogos Cave National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 5,676 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,076 feet. The Snack Bar fast food and the Visitors Center information are near the trailhead. There are also drinking waters. Along the trail there is an emergency phone. The trail ends near the Big Room and Coral Gardens stones. There are also restrooms near the end of the trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Greg Witt
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"This spectacular trail is carved into and through rocky cliffs that rise high above American Fork Canyon. The trail ascends 1,000 feet of canyon wall to arrive at the entrance of Timpanogos Cave. The trail alone is worth the admission price to the cave. A perfect summer outing and must-see destination."
Backcountry Skiing Utah (Falcon Guides)
Tyson Bradley
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"The mammoth west face of “Timp” stretches 5 miles wide and falls more than 5,000 feet to the Happy Valley and Provo Lake. Few ski peaks in the Lower 48—and none in Utah—exceed the 11,750-foot “Sleeping Maiden” for sheer volume of uplifted terrain. Mount Nebo is a close second, and many Uinta, La Sal, and Tushar summits are higher, but the ridge that extends from American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon rises 4,000 feet above the surrounding land for 4 amazing miles of ski terrain. The North Summit, Grunge Couloir, Woolly Hole, Pika Cirque, and Northwest Couloirs are best accessed from the north. Cross-country skiing is possible on Timpooneke Road."

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Trail Information

Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Nearby City
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Skill Level
Uinta National Forest, Provo Office, (801) 342-5100 Utah Avalanche Center, Provo, (888) 999-4019, ext. 1
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Timpanogos Cave, Aspen Grove; 1:100,000 Provo
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