Also, because the caves are a natural formation, they are not wheelchair accessible. Visitors are allowed to bring a walking cane inside of the cave for mobility but wheelchairs must be left outside.
|View of Utah Valley from the trail|
While the trail is free to hike and a lot of runners use it too, there is a fee to go inside the caves. The fee for adults is $8.00 and less for children. It is well worth the fee.
During the summer months, the hike along the trail gets hot so pack plenty of water in a hiking bag.
It’s a good idea to pack a light jacket or sweatshirt for inside the caves as it is cool.
|Flow Stone from running water|
|A column inside the caves.|
|The “Heart” of Timanogos|
|Some of the many helictites.|
Word of warning:
Don’t show up on weekends or holidays without reservations. Reservations can be made up to 30 days ahead of time. Groups of 16 are allowed in the caves at a time and must be accompanied by a park ranger who will give a guided tour. While it is possible to snag tickets on weekdays without a reservation, I would still suggest getting them. I would also suggest and earlier reservation during the end of June and the month of July as it gets hot during the day. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777 between 10:00 AM and Midnight EST.
Please respect National Park rules by staying on the trail, not touching ANYTHING inside the caves, and not taking anything along the trails home with out. Most of all HAVE FUN. Our National Parks are meant to be enjoyed by all.
I-15 from north or south. Take exit 284 (Alpine-Highland exit) and proceed east on State Highway 92. The park is 10 miles from I-15 and parking is available at the visitors center.
While there is the scenic Alpine Loop, I would not recommend going that route unless coming from Provo Canyon.