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.
Caverns Issues Prospectus for Concession Operations at Park
Contact: Aaron Roth, 303.969.2792
Contact: Bridget Litten, 505.785.3024
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Superintendent John Benjamin announced today that the National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for a concession contract that provides for merchandise, food and beverage, and kennel services in the park. The concession contract will be valid for ten years.
Concession services in the park are available year-round except for December 25. The surface concession business operations are within the NPS visitor center. The park will be renovating the entire visitor center, including the concession-operated areas, beginning in early 2007. The project is expected to take one year to complete with the successful offeror starting their operations in the newly renovated facility. Surface operations include food and beverage service, a retail operation and a kennel. Limited merchandise, and food and beverage services are available in the underground portion of the operation.
The prospectus is available on the NPS website at www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectus.cfm. Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Aaron Roth, business management specialist, at 303.969.2792 or Intermountain Region, National Park Service, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228. A hardcopy of the prospectus is $35, if delivered by Federal Express, or $30, if picked up in person. Checks and money orders (no cash accepted) must be payable to the National Park Service. A physical address and telephone number must be provided to receive a Federal Express package.
Contract offers must be received by the Acting Chief of Concessions, Intermountain Region, National Park Service, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, no later than 4 p.m., on Monday, November 27, 2006.
For additional information, contact Aaron Roth at 303.969.2792.
Did You Know?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.