Brochures and Site Bulletins

These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

* Be aware that some brochures have the park's former area code (505, now 575) but are otherwise current.

Brochures/Site Bulletins
Accessibility Guide [31k PDF]
The self-guided Big Room Tour is partially accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
Backcountry Caves [232k PDF]
Backcountry Use [295k PDF]
For those seeking an outdoor “wilderness” experience, a hike in the park’s backcountry may provide solitude, solace, and views of remarkable scenery.
Bat Research [1124k PDF]
How many bats and other common questions.

Cave Geology [130k PDF]
There are over 300 caves in the Guadalupe Mountains and more than 100 have been surveyed in this park alone, many of which exhibit the characteristically large rooms associated with their unusual method of dissolution.


Caverns' Chronology [1783k PDF]
The history of the Carlsbad Caverns area.

The Permian Period [484k PDF]
The rocks and fossils of Carlsbad Caverns National Park tell a story of the area during the Permian Period when the landscape was dramatically different from what we see today.
Surface Geology [325k PDF]
The dramatic landscape of Carlsbad Caverns National Park would not have existed without a distinguishing series of geologic events and processes.

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