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.
Scenic Loop Road Closed
The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to weather damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect road access to the visitor center or the cave.
Reservations are highly recommended for all guided cave tours at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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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?
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.