Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
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?
Bones from ice age animals like jaguars, camels, lions and giant sloths have been found in the entrance areas of some caves in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.