Self-Guided Cave Tours
The basic cavern entry is by way of two self-guided routes—the Big Room Route and the Natural Entrance Route. Tickets are sold at the visitor center each day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Entrance fee tickets are good for three days, but do not include guided or other special tours. Summer hours are in effect from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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.