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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Natural light down the Natural Entrance

Plan Your Visit

Hiking down the Natural Entrance, looking back at the last bit of daylight.

Double rainbow

Things to Know Before You Arrive

Double rainbow against the desert sky

Last updated: April 20, 2017

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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