Things To Know Before You Come
What to Bring
Weather and Climate
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the Chihuahuan Desert in southeast New Mexico. Summers are usually quite hot with temps in the high 90's and low 100's. We'll experience very windy conditions in early spring (March) and heavy rains in early fall (September). This part of the country also sees cold temperatures in the winter, occasional snow and icy conditions as well. Most days, the park is enveloped by a gorgeous blue sky with very few clouds (278 sunny days a year!).
Group Visitation With Minors
For groups of visiting minors (i.e. church, scouts, students), the park requires responsible chaperones to accompany the group at a minimum of one adult chaperone per 10 minors.