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.
NPS photo by Peter Jones
The Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association (CCGMA) is a private, non-profit organization whose main objectives are to provide educational products for the park visitor and to support the purposes and mission of the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the lands related to them in New Mexico and west Texas. To date, CCGMA has donated over $3.5 million to both Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.
The goals of CCGMA are accomplished through educational programs using a variety of educational media and scientific investigations resulting in a greater appreciation of those resources being conserved for this and future generations.
CCGMA has three retail bookstore outlets located at Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, and the parks’ administrative office building located in the city of Carlsbad.
To learn more, shop on-line, or to become a member, visit www.ccgma.org. Staff are also available by phone during normal business hours at 575.785.2486.
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.