• 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.

For Teachers

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Fourth graders on a field trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns: Endless opportunities for discovery

Vast Chihuahuan desert landscapes and expansive caverns – Carlsbad Caverns National Park provides students with unique opportunities for adventure and discovery. Please click on the following links to see all that we have to offer.

Parks as Classrooms

Plan a Field Trip

Curriculum Materials

Did You Know?

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.