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Accessibility Guide [31k PDF]
The self-guided Big Room Trail is partially accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.

Backcountry Caves [295k PDF]

Backcountry Use [295k PDF]
For those seeking an outdoor “wilderness” experience, a hike in the park’s backcountry may provide solitude, solace, and views of remarkable scenery.

Bat Research [1124k PDF]
Great way to learn more about the bats of Carlsbad Caverns.

Canyons & Caves Newsletters

Cave Geology [130k PDF]
There are over 300 caves in the Guadalupe Mountains and more than 119 have been surveyed in this park alone, many of which exhibit characteristically large rooms.

Caverns' Chronology [1783k PDF]
The history of the Carlsbad Caverns area.

Hungry Bats and Buggy Nights [1791k PDF]
Follow the adventures of Braz the Bat.

Lechuguilla Newsletters

Native Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert [566k PDF]
There are about 900 plant species and subspecies that are adapted to the desert environment at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

The Permian Period [484k PDF]
The rocks and fossils of Carlsbad Caverns National Park tell a story of the area during the Permian Period when the landscape was dramatically different from what we see today.

Surface Geology [325k PDF]
The diverse landscape of Carlsbad Caverns National Park would not have existed without a distinguishing series of geologic events and processes.

Amphibians and Reptiles Checklist [347k PDF]

Birds Checklist [137k PDF]

Insect Checklist [256k PDF]

Mammals Checklist [273k PDF]

Plants Checklist [314k PDF]

Last updated: November 17, 2018

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


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