In the mood for a little spelunking? An RV camping trip to Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork, Utah is just the ticket! Managed by the National Park Service, Timpanogos boasts not one but three beautifully decorated caverns for you and your family to explore.
The setting for these memorable caves is awesome in itself. The American Fork Canyon within Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is home to numerous hiking trails that lead along spiny mountain ridges, past waterfalls and alongside picturesque alpine springs. If your motorhome camping crew is into outdoor sports, plan extra time to explore the surrounding Uinta National Forest.
Making your way to Timpanogos National Monument is easy, if you start the journey in Salt Lake City, Utah. Head south on I-15 just twenty-five miles to American Fork Canyon Road, then east on UT-92 (American Fork Canyon Road) about ten miles.
Two notes before leaving Salt Lake City:
- Our El Monte RV Rentals Salt Lake City office has the perfect RV rental for your vacation, and
- Be sure to purchase tickets for the Timpanogos Cave Tour ahead of time to avoid being turned away
Numerous RV campgrounds are available both in nearby villages and within the Uinta National Forest adjacent to the caverns. American Campground, for example, in American Fork, Utah is less than fifteen minutes away from Timpanogos Cave.
When you’re ready to go cave exploring, a hike up a fairly steep (but paved) 1.5 mile trail is required to reach the Cave itself. Be sure to have your camera ready, as the views from the trail will have your jaw dropping.
Inside Timpanogos Cave, the splendor of thousands of ancient rock formations will amaze you. Everywhere you turn, you’ll observe brilliant colors and amazing shapes. For the truly adventurous, ask in advance about an Introduction to Caving Tour, where you’ll go off the beaten path and crawl, climb and skedaddle over cool stone to mysterious Hansen Cave Lake, deep within the caverns.
Doesn’t spending an afternoon climbing the trail and exploring the wonders of Timpanogos Cave sound delightful? It’s truly a unique experience, and one made even better with the comfort of an RV waiting at the end of the tour. Reserve your cave tour, and your RV rental, today and plan to spend a marvelous time in Utah’s scenic Timpanogos Cave National Monument!