These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Accessibility Guide [31k PDF]
The self-guided Big Room Tour 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 the characteristically large rooms.
Caverns' Chronology [1783k PDF]
The history of the Carlsbad Caverns area.
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: December 26, 2017