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The Timpanogos Cave National Monument is located near American Fork, UT, which is in the north-central region of the state. American Fork is one of the larger towns in the local area. Other cities found nearby include Provo, which is around 20 miles to the south, and the state's capital, Salt Lake City, which is a little more than 30 miles to the northwest.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is situated in a very scenic part of Utah and nestled amongst the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Here you will find rugged, snow-capped peaks with pine forests trailing up the sides. Outdoor activities are very popular in this area, from hiking, biking, and camping in the summer to winter sports, such as downhill skiing, during the lengthy, snowy months.

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Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV near Timpanogos Cave National Monument will put you within easy access of activities available. Underground tours of the cave are offered and led by rangers. These tours allow you to experience this hidden world beneath your feet. There are picturesque waterways, rock formations, and mineral deposits all available to discover. Visitors should note that the temperature remains constant in the cave regardless of the time of year, so you may want a light jacket, even during the hottest days above-ground.

Hiking is available on the surface as well, both at Timpanogos Cave National Monument and throughout the local area. These routes will vary in how strenuous they are. Some summit mountain peaks while others are simpler, nature paths. All allow you the chance to view local wildlife and the scenic mountains, valleys, and gorges that are common throughout the local countryside.

Bridal Veil Falls is a waterfall located near Provo. A short, hiking trail takes visitors to picturesque views of the cascade. There are other trails that can be enjoyed in the local area, as well. The Provo River Parkway Trail runs right along the river through town. This paved path offers spots for fishing and wading. It also provides views of the downtown area and connects to parks throughout the city.

Camping at Timpanogos Cave National Monument

There are no options for camping with an RV within the boundaries of the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. However, there are plenty of both national forest campgrounds and private RV parks available throughout the local area.

There are a bunch of campgrounds that are managed by the National Forest Service located near Timpanogos Cave National Monument. These sites are usually quite rustic, often only offering vault toilets and potable water. These locales are regularly found in more scenic, rural locations, so they tend to be closed during the winter months. Because of their quieter surroundings, these can be great places to view the wildlife that is native to the nearby region.

Mountain Shadows RV Park is in Draper, less than 20 miles from Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and situated just off of I-15, so it should be easy to locate. Full-hookup campsites are available here, as is WiFi, laundry, and bathroom facilities. This RV park also welcomes pets. As there are all sorts of fun things to do nearby, many people enjoy RV camping near the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, so any services you may need should be easy to come by.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Utah County, you will find many unique places to visit. There is a visitor's center at the park that offers numerous exhibits. This highlights the ecosystems found throughout the Timpanogos Cave National Monument as well as the animals that make their homes here. It also gives details of how the cave and its structures were formed and their ages. The history and culture of the ancient people who first discovered the cave are highlighted, as well. National Monument RV camping puts you within easy reach of all the local attractions.

Should you enjoy scenic drives, check out one that snakes its way through the American Fork Canyon. This is a part of the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway that runs from the eastern outskirts of American Fork all the way to Wildwood to the southeast. Expansive, picturesque vistas, hiking trails, and scenic spots to enjoy a picnic lunch are all available along the road's length. This area is especially popular during the fall, leaf season. Visitors should note that the route is closed during the winter months.

There are many museums available to visit in Provo. You can learn about the history of the nearby region and the people who first helped to settle it at the Provo Pioneer Village, the Provo Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, and the Museum of Mormon History of the Americas. You can discover the animal and plant life that currently lives in the area, and that thrived here millions of years ago, at the BYU Museum of Paleontology, the BYU Earth Science Museum, and the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. At the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, you can learn about the American Indian tribes who originally conquered this wild land.

When you've been looking for a scenic place to visit that provides a wide variety of recreational activities, consider camping near the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Tour the cave, hike above ground to some local waterfalls, or check out the nearby landscape on a scenic drive. Camp in an RV near American Fork and enjoy your time in the Utah mountains.

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