Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

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Plan Your Visit

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Learn About the Park

Learn About the Park

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Learn about the Rock of Ages special guided tours

Rock of Ages Program

Discover some of the park's history on these special guided tours!

Last updated: October 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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