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.
Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains Implement Fire Restrictions
Contact: Bridget Litten, 575.785.3024
Contact: Fred Armstrong, 915.828.3251 ext. 251
With little measurable precipitation at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks over the last few months, coupled with above average temperatures, high winds and low relative humidities, the fire danger at both parks is high.
While open fires are prohibited at all times within both parks, the following additional restrictions have been implemented due to this high fire danger:
These restrictions are being put into effect due to the high fire danger in both parks and southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. Park visitors are advised to use extreme caution and report any hazardous situations or smoke to a park ranger. These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
Violators may be fined and held responsible for resource damage, injuries to people, and costs of fire suppression efforts.
Did You Know?
The first "official" and very influential book on Jim White's adventures in Carlsbad Cavern was written in 1930 by a newsman who at best would today be called a tabloid journalist.