Cave Lighting Project
We are undergoing a year-long lighting project in the cavern. Please be aware of caution tape along pathways inside the cave and use due care.
Scenic Loop Road Closed
The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to weather damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect road access to the visitor center or the cave.
On-line Park Fun
No time to visit the park? Planning on visiting the park in the future? Here are some fun online fieldtrips, games, etc. to help you learn all about the National Park Service and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Take a look at World Heritage Site Jr Ranger webpage.
Speleothem Matching [891k PDF file]
Speleothem Challenge [792k PDF file]
Did You Know?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.