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.
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.
Join the conversation about Carlsbad Caverns on Facebook.
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?
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.