Brochures and Site Bulletins
These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
The self-guided Big Room Tour is partially accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
For those seeking an outdoor “wilderness” experience, a hike in the park’s backcountry may provide solitude, solace, and views of remarkable scenery.
Great way to learn more about the bats of Carlsbad Caverns!
Cave Geology [130k PDF]
There are over 300 caves in the Guadalupe Mountains and more than 119 have been surveyed in this park alone, many of which exhibit the characteristically large rooms.
The Permian Period
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.
The diverse landscape of Carlsbad Caverns National Park would not have existed without a distinguishing series of geologic events and processes.