Hall of the White Giant Tour
NPS Photo by Peter Jones.
If you don’t mind getting dirty, crawling through tight passageways, and climbing slippery flowstone, you might want to try the Hall of the White Giant tour. Ladder climbing, slippery surfaces, and free climbing are all part of this trip. Highlights include tight, narrow passages like Matlock’s Pinch, and amazing formations like the White Giant. The lengthy amount of time spent in narrow cave passages requires special attention to group communication and safety. This trip is not recommended for anyone afraid of tight spaces or heights.
Reservations are required for the Hall of the White Giant tour. To make reservations call 1.877.444.6777 or visit Recreation.gov.
Duration: 4 hours
When: Check tour schedule chart for tour times throughout the year.
Where: Tour departs from the visitor center theater.
Requirements: Ages 12 and over. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to safely negotiate cave passages, containing fragile formations, without harm to the cave, themselves or others.
What to bring: Please wear hiking boots or other sturdy closed shoes and three (3) AA batteries. Backpacks are not allowed on this tour. The park will provide helmets with lamps, gloves, knee and elbow pads. We provide this equipment to insure the deadly bat fungus, White Nose Syndrome, is not brought in from another cave.
In a further effort to help prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, tour participants will NOT be allowed to enter cave areas with shoes, clothing, and/or equipment until they have been screened and decontaminated.