• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • 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.

Cave-/Caving-Related Links

Caving Organizations
There are many national and local caving organizations and other groups that support cave education, conservation, and research. This page lists some of them and will provide you with more information that you may find useful.

Educational Resources
Teachers, outdoor schools, and groups such as the Boy and Girl Scouts may wish to integrate caving into their curriculum or activities. These resources will help guide you towards curriculum-based educational programs and other useful resources.

Did You Know?

Soda straws in Carlsbad Cavern.

Most of the formations—or speleothems—found inside Carlsbad Cavern today were active and growing during the last ice age when instead of having a desert above the cave, there were pine forests.