Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below

High rising ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, cactus, grasses and thorny shrubs - who would imagine the hidden treasures deep beneath this rugged landscape? Secretly tucked below the desert terrain are more than 119 known caves - all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone.

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Visitors enjoying the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns

Self-guided Cave Tours

Explore the Big Room and Natural Entrance of Carlsbad Caverns National Park at your own pace.

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A tight squeeze in Spider Cave

Ranger-guided Cave Tours

Explore the beauty of the underground world on a ranger-guided caving adventure.

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Photo of the nightly exodus of Brazilian (Mexican) free-tailed bats from Carlsbad Cavern

Bat Flight Program

Watch as hundreds of thousands of Brazilian Free-tailed bats exit the cave in search of food.

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Enjoy the wonders of the night sky at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Night Sky Program

Enjoy the wonders of the night sky at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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