• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • 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.

Maps

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For maps, brochures and other information, see a ranger at the visitor center's information desk.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Map [62k PDF file]
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Vicinity Map [154k PDF file]
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Zoomable Map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
External link to Google Maps.

Did You Know?

Lake Chandelier in Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Scientists are studying "extremophile" microbes in the highly protected and almost pristine Lechuguilla Cave that are leading scientists towards generating a possible cure for cancer.