• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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.

News

 
Rangers at the entrance to Carlsbad Cavern
NPS Photo
 

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.

Park Newspaper

Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks co-publish a park newspaper twice a year.

News Releases

Check here for current and archived news releases from Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Social Media

Join the conversation about Carlsbad Caverns on Facebook.

Press Kit

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?

Ice-age sloth

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.