Swinging Bridge

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Swinging BridgeSwinging Bridge (10/03/2006) The American Fork river at Swinging Bridge picnic area.

American Fork BridgeAmerican Fork Bridge (10/03/2006) Bridge at the Swinging Bridge Picnic area just below the Timpanogos Cave national monument.

Recylcing CanRecylcing Can (10/03/2006) A recycling can at the Swinging Bridge picnic area on the Alpine Loop.

Swinging Bridge Picnic AreaSwinging Bridge Picnic Area (10/03/2006) The Swinging Bridge Picnic area in American Fork Canyon.

Picnic AreaPicnic Area (10/03/2006) A site at the Swinging Bridge Picnic area along the American Fork River.

Picnic TablesPicnic Tables (10/03/2006) Tables at the Swinging Bridge Picnic Area.

American Fork RiverAmerican Fork River (10/03/2006) American Fork River at the Swinging Bridge Picnic area.

Testing the BridgeTesting the Bridge (10/03/2006) While I was taking pictures, several SUVs full of kids showed up. The group leaders then led all of the students out onto this bridge where they stood for 15 minutes. My guess is that they were doing a structural test of the bridge.

Grey RocksGrey Rocks (10/03/2006) Grey rocks seen from the trail between the Swinging Bridge Park and the National Monument.

TrailTrail (10/03/2006) This is the trail between the Swinging Bridge Picnic area and the Timpanogos National Monument.

Residential AreaResidential Area (10/03/2006) I assume that this is where workers at the Timpanogos National Monument reside.

Timpanogos National MonumentTimpanogos National Monument (10/03/2006) The entrance to the Timpanogos National Monument in American Fork Canyon.

Timpanogos Caves FacilitiesTimpanogos Caves Facilities (10/03/2006) The facilities at the Timpanogos National Monument. (You have to pay $7.00 to get to the trail on the other side of the building.)

Grey RocksGrey Rocks (10/03/2006) Grey Lime Stone rocks on the North side of the American Fork Canyon seen from Timpanogos National Monument.

School BusesSchool Buses (10/03/2006) School buses in the Mount Timpanogos National Monument parking lot.

Alpine LoopAlpine Loop (10/03/2006) Fall colors along the American Fork Road.

American Fork CanyonAmerican Fork Canyon (10/03/2006) Looking West toward the Timp Cave Park.

Timpanogos Cave National MonumentTimpanogos Cave National Monument (10/03/2006) Fall folliage near the entrance to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

PipelinePipeline (10/03/2006) A pipeline on the North side of American Fork Canyon.

Limestone rocksLimestone rocks (10/03/2006)

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Swinging Bridge Picnic Area

This gallery shows images of the Swinging Bridge Picnic area in American Fork Canyon just East of the entrance to Mt Timpanogos Cave National Monument. If you are planning a trip to the cave, you might want to stop and have a picnic here first.

The Timpanogos Cave trail is one of the most popular natural attraction in Utah Valley. The trail to the cave is 1 1/2 miles long with a 1160 foot elevation gain. (The Empire State Building is 1250 feet tall). Visiting the trail is a good workout.

The cave is popular and allows only a limited number of visitors a day. You need to make reservations with the (National Park Service). For busy summer weekends, you may need to make your reservations several weeks in advance. The cost of the tour is $7.00 for an adult (This is in addition to the $3.00 you need to pay to visit American Fork Canyon.)

I did not visit the caves on this trip.

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Context: Recreation

Alpine Loop (101 pictures) The Timpanogos Caves is a primary attraction of the Alpine Loop.

Mount Timapnogos (25 pictures) Swinging Bridge Picnic area and the Mount Timpanogos caves are on the North shoulder of Mount Timpanogos.

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