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.
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]
Caverns' Chronology [1783k PDF]
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.