Timpanogos Cave Drops Shuttle System Proposals

September 1, 2012 / Utah, United States, North America

Timpanogos Cave National Monument announced on Friday that proposed visitor center development plans which included a shuttle system are no longer believed to be feasible.

An environmental assessment/general management plan released earlier this year gave five alternatives for the proposed project that hopes to replace the current visitor’s center, a “temporary” double wide trailer, put in place after the previous visitor center burnt down in 1991.

The announcement came after a cost study looking into the alternatives found that adding the shuttle service to the cave would add between $3.00 and $10.00 to every adult cave tour ticket.

As a result of the findings and surprising demand from the public, the preferred option, is now to move the highway so that the parking lot and a new visitor’s center could be built together at the trailhead to access the cave.

Timpanogos Facility Development Option D

Drawing via NPS

Follow along with the progress at of the proposal by visiting the Timpanogos Cave National Monument Park Planning website.

Shuttle nixed for Timp Cave [Daily Herald]

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