Timpanogos Cave Exit Shelter Construction

August 1, 2011 / Utah, United States, North America
Entrance to Timpanogas Cave

Photo by squamosity on Flickr

With the completion of the construction and maintenance projects inside and along the trails at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, the work on extending the cave exit shelter was able to begin last week. These projects are aimed at providing a safer, improved visitor experience.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument has been working on improvements including upgrades to the electrical and lighting systems in the caves and the installation of temporary barriers along a 275 meters (900 feet) of cave trail.

In the last 10 years, the park has had four visitors and one employee fall from the cave trail, which resulted in two fatalities.

“These projects are important to enhance the safety of visitors, school groups, employees and volunteers who hike the Timpanogos Cave Trail and tour the Timpanogos Cave System,” – Mike Goose, Timpanogos Cave National Monument Chief Ranger to Universe

The cave exit shelter will be enhance visitor’s safety from falling rock hazards. It is expected to be completed by November.

As a result of the construction, the caves and cave trail will only be open to the public Friday through Sunday until October 16th, however the Visitor Center and Concessions will remain open daily.

For more infomation check the Timpanogos Cave National Monument website or call the visitor center at 801-756-5238.

Timpanogos Cave looks to improve its safety [Universe]

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