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Timpooneke Campground

Uinta National Forest

Southern Wasatch + Sevier Valley, Utah

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Timpooneke Campground

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  • Mount Timpanogos view from Timpooneke Campground.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Timpooneke Trailhead facilities.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Typical campsite at Timpooneke Campground.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Typical campsite at Timpooneke Campground.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Parking and views.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Typical campsite at Timpooneke Campground.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Corral at the equestrian site.- Timpooneke Campground
  • Vault toilets at Timpooneke Campground.- Timpooneke Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Shady. Wooded sites. Scenic views. Access to Mount Timpanogos.
Cons: 
Popular in summer. Book in advance.
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Region:
Southern Wasatch + Sevier Valley, UT
Managed by: 
American Land and Leisure
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Situated at 7,400 feet on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Timpooneke Campground is a great spot to escape the summer heat. A perfect jumping-off-point for hiking in the adjacent Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area, the area is also popular for horseback riding, mountain biking, and birding.  The Timpooneke Trail starts in the campground and is one of two trails leading to the summit of Mount Timpanogos (11,749 feet). Popular with mountain bikers and birders, the Timpooneke Road also begins in the campground. This rough dirt road nearly circumnavigates Mount Timpanogos.  

Aspen, fir, and spruce trees shade many of the sites here, and abundant summer wildflowers and autumn leaves add seasonal highlights. A riparian area within the campground features a beaver pond. Deer, moose, and elk also inhabit the area, and even black bears have been occasionally spotted, so safe food storage techniques are a must. 

Nearby attractions include Cascade Springs, located 9 miles from the campground on the Alpine Loop.  Accessible boardwalks looping around the natural springs make a great destination for a leisurely, family-friendly outing. Further down American Fork Canyon, Timpanogos Cave National Monument offers guided tours of a complex cave system. While not the largest or most famous cave, the three distinct rooms and winding, narrow, connecting tunnels are quite spectacular and feature some unique and rare formations such as helictites and anthodite crystals. 

Timpooneke Campground has one group site (accommodates 40), nine equestrian sites, and several family sites, most of which are accessible. Campsites feature picnic tables, utility tables, and fire rings.

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