Lower Rattlesnake Canyon

A sign in the backcountry that reads Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
Rattlesnake Canyon sign


A moderate trail which begins approximately .25 mile (.4 km) past interpretive marker #4 on the beautiful Desert Loop Road. One-way travel time is about 3 hours with a distance of 3 miles (4.8 km) and an elevation change of 600 feet (183 m).

Overnight use by permit only. Permits are available for free at the visitor center during business hours.

Last updated: December 30, 2022

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


575 785-2232

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