Timpanogos Cave National Monument


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Timpanogos Cave National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Address:RR 3 Box 200
American Fork, UT 84003

Phone:801-756-5239
Fax:801-756-5661
Web: www.nps.gov/tica/
Size: 250 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 14, 1922; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:In north-central Utah, within 10 miles of Lehi, American Fork, and Pleasant Grove. UT 92 runs east-west through the monument.
Facilities:Picnic area, restaurant/snacks (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-guided programs (including cave tours).
Special Features:Three moderate-sized limestone caves sit high on the rocky slopes of American Fork Canyon in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos. They are decorated with a dazzling display of helictites, stalactites, stalagmites, and other unusual formations. Caves are generally open from mid-May through September.

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Timpanogos Cave National Monument requires a steep, 1.5-mile climb to the entrance, but the stalactite- and stalagmite-dotted grottoes make the effort worthwhile.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Guided tours last 45 minutes, but a steep 1 1/2-mile hike up a paved trail to the cave and back can take another 2 hours.