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.
Group Visitation Rules
Park staff want this to be an enjoyable visit for you and your group and/or students. Please review the following rules before your trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
*A fee waiver may be revoked and payment required if your group does not follow the rules, behaves inappropriately, and/or arrives with an inadequate ratio of students/adults.
Did You Know?
Nearly 400,000 Brazilian (more commonly called Mexican) Free-tailed bats call Carlsbad Cavern home in the summer... and all they want to do each night is eat bugs... several tons of them!