While there are several versions to the legend of Mount Timpanogos, this is the one I first heard:
A Young Native American maiden, whose lover had to go to war, climbed to the summit of what is now known as
Mount Timpanogos to await his return. But, alas, he was killed in battle and never returned to claim her for marriage.
She stayed up on the mountain, still waiting, not knowing of his fate until she eventually died of a broken heart.
If you look at the ridgeline of the peaks, you can see an outline of a sleeping maiden, with her hands across her
chest. The legend goes on to say that her heart is entombed inside one of the mountainís caves, three of which comprise
Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Indeed there is a heart-shaped stalactite formation there.