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.
Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below
Rocky slopes and canyons, cactus, grass, thorny shrubs, and the occasional tree, who could guess at the hidden treasures deep underground? Beneath this rugged land are more than 119 known caves - all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone.
Self-guided Cave Tours
Explore the Big Room and Main Corridor of Carlsbad Caverns National Park at your own pace.Read More
Ranger-guided Cave Tours
Explore the beauty of the underground world on a ranger-guided caving adventure.Read More
Bat Flight Program
The nightly exodus of Brazilian (Mexican) free-tailed bats. Notice: Electronic devices (phones & cameras) are NOT permitted at the Bat Flight ProgramRead More
Night Sky Program
Enjoy the wonders of the night sky at Carlsbad Caverns National ParkRead More
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Did You Know?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.