• 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.

Reservations

Reservations are highly recommended for all guided cave tours at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For Reservations:
By Phone: 1.877.444.6777
TDD: 1.877.833.6777
Customer Service: 1.888.448.1474
Online: Recreation.gov

Call Center Hours:
November 1 to February 28 - 10 am to 12 am
March 1 to October 31 - 10 am to 10 pm

Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express are accepted.

Cancellation: All tour cancellations will be charged $3.00 per ticket. Cancellations made less than 1 hour before the tour will not receive a refund.

Did You Know?

The natural entrance of Carlsbad Cavern.

In 2003, a park employee found a piece of a stone scraper within view of Carlsbad Cavern's entrance that goes back to Ice Age Indian hunters. In 2004, archeologists found fragments of two spear points of the Midland-style Paleo Indian projectile points of some 10,000 years ago.