• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • Scenic Loop Road Closed

    The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to flood damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect access to the visitor center or the cave.

  • Rattlesnake Springs Area Closed

    Rattlesnake Springs area will remain closed through the weekend (9-28-14) due to hazardous road conditions and downed trees caused by torrential rains.

  • All Camping Suspended Until Further Notice

    All camping in the park has been suspended until further notice due to flood damage on backcountry roads and trails.

Resources for Local Educators

A ranger reads to a kindergarten class

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Kindergarten Program - In the Classroom

A National Park Service ranger will travel to area schools free of charge and present 30-minute educational programs to kindergarten students.

 
Fossils

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Second Grade Program - In the Classroom

A National Park Service ranger will travel to area schools free of charge and present a 60- to 90- minute educational program about fossils and paleontology to second grade students.

 
An SCA shows children bat specimens.

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Third Grade Program - In the Classroom

A National Park Service ranger will travel to area schools free of charge and present a 60- to 75-minute educational program about bats to third grade students.

 
Photo 4th grade down MC

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Fourth Grade Program - In the Park

A National Park Service ranger will provide a guided, curriculum-based tour through the natural entrance of Carlsbad Cavern.

Did You Know?

Jim White, Amelia Earhart and others at Carlsbad Cave National Monument in 1928.

The first "official" and very influential book on Jim White's adventures in Carlsbad Cavern was written in 1930 by a newsman who at best would today be called a tabloid journalist.