Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Traveling with Pets
Be aware that having a pet with you will limit your activities and explorations in the park. In addition, desert temperatures, thorny vegetation, and predators may be a serious threat to your pet's well-being.
Please consider the following points before deciding to bring a pet:
The concessioner accepts no responsibility for injuries that might occur during a pet's stay in the kennels and does not require any vaccination records for the pet.
There are three sizes of cages, length x height x width in inches:
Pets are kept in cages relative to their size, such as a small dog in a small cage.
Water is provided for the pet, but the owner must provide food or bedding if they feel it's needed.
Employees do not handle pets and do not remain in the kennel room with the pets.
Did You Know?
The 118 caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park were carved out not by running water and streams like many limestone caves in the world, rather these caves were dissolved by very aggressive sulfuric acid.