• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • Scenic Loop Road Closed

    The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to flood damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect access to the visitor center or the cave.

  • Rattlesnake Springs Area Closed

    Rattlesnake Springs area will remain closed through the weekend (9-28-14) due to hazardous road conditions and downed trees caused by torrential rains.

  • All Camping Suspended Until Further Notice

    All camping in the park has been suspended until further notice due to flood damage on backcountry roads and trails.


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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
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Did You Know?

Bowl flax.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.