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.
Parks as Classrooms
Here you will find a list of available ranger-guided, curriculum-based programs, both onsite and offsite. Programs for kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grade are currently available.
Visit Carlsbad Caverns with your students for a fulfilling, educational experience. Find resources for planning your trip, fee waivers, and more.
Incorporate Carlsbad Caverns curriculum into your classroom. Review several different lesson plans and curricula.
ParKids Camps are fun and engaging weeklong summer camps in June that provide opportunites for kids to actively enjoy the national parks and surrounding areas while learning about stewardship and natural resources. Please contact Carlsbad Caverns National Park for more information.
Did You Know?
The limestone rock that holds Carlsbad Cavern is full of ocean fossil plants and animals from a time before the dinosaurs when the southeastern corner of New Mexico was a coastline similar to the Florida Keys.