Home » News
Home » News

Debris slides, flooding strand 150 at Timpanogos cave

Published September 8, 2013 5:12 pm

Closure • Officials hope to have park reopened to hikers by 8 a.m. Monday.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

About 150 visitors to Timpanogos Cave National Monument found themselves suddenly stranded Saturday afternoon by Utah's heavy rains.

The park said rangers had to assist about 150 visitors down the trail to the visitor center where they took shelter until the Utah Department of Transportation could clear enough debris to open a lane to canyon traffic. The visitors were allowed to leave about 11 p.m.

On Sunday, both the park and State Road 92 remained closed to visitors while rangers cleared large amounts of rock and debris from the cave trail. However, SR92 opened about 7:15 p.m.

The park service said it hoped to have the trail reopened for hiking by about 8 a.m. Monday, though it warned that additional rain could cause more slides.

Anyone planning to visit Timpanogos cave on Monday is being asked to call 801-756-5238 before arriving for updated information about closures.


Twitter: @sltribjanelle




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus