The Rock of Ages Program is an annual living history program conducted by the interpretive staff at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is traditionally a lantern-guided tour through the front section of the Big Room featuring characters from the park’s storied past. The COVID-19 Pandemic has inspired us to take a unique spin on this unique program. The 2020 Rock of Ages Program is presented to you in a completely audial experience in the vein of a radio theater podcast.
Revisit this page as we release our nine episodes over the next few weeks. Each episode will be available to listen to and/or download here. For the best audio experience, we recommend listening with headphones.
Sit back, relax, and listen to our park’s history…
Episode 1: Welcome to Rock of Ages!
We’re thrilled to welcome everyone to our unique radio theater Rock of Ages experience.
This episode leaves Carlsbad Cavern itself and takes us to another famous cave in the park—Lechuguilla Cave—where deep underground two scientists look for signs of life unlike anything we’ve seen before.
On this episode, we tackle a story of sacrifice and tell the story of two brothers of the 200th Coast Artillery as they visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park days before being shipped to the Pacific Theater of World War II.