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 National Park makes every effort to keep you informed about news affecting the park, special events, and park projects.The following resources will help you stay connected to what's happening in the park.
Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks co-publish a park newspaper twice a year.
Check here for current and archived news releases from Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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Need basic information about the park? Read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park Fact Sheet and view a short timeline of important park events.
Did You Know?
Jim White is the cowboy credited with being the premier explorer of Carlsbad Cavern. He began to explore the cave as a teenager in 1898, using a handmade wire ladder to decend 60 feet into the cave. For more than a decade, he couldn't convince many locals that there was much to Carlsbad Cavern.