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.
Scenic Loop Road Closed
The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to weather damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect road access to the visitor center or the cave.
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?
Nearly 400,000 Brazilian (more commonly called Mexican) Free-tailed bats call Carlsbad Cavern home in the summer... and all they want to do each night is eat bugs... several tons of them!