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.
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?
The 118 caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park were carved out not by running water and streams like many limestone caves in the world, rather these caves were dissolved by very aggressive sulfuric acid.