• 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?

Permian ocean bottom.

The limestone rock that holds Carlsbad Cavern is full of ocean fossil plants and animals from a time before the dinosaurs when the southeastern corner of New Mexico was a coastline similar to the Florida Keys.