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.
All Camping & Backcountry Caving Suspended Until Further Notice
All camping and backcountry/recreational caving in the park has been suspended until further notice due to flood damage on backcountry roads and trails.
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosted an international teacher workshop to bring local and Mexico teachers together to learn about the Chihuahuan Desert. Read more
Carlsbad Caverns NP provides transportation to 4th graders in the area to come and explore the natural wonders of the caverns. Read more
Did You Know?
Bones from ice age animals like jaguars, camels, lions and giant sloths have been found in the entrance areas of some caves in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.