To access Carlsbad Caverns National Park's only entrance road, Carlsbad Caverns Highway, turn north from US Hwy 62/180 at White's City, New Mexico - which is 20 miles southwest of Carlsbad, NM and 145 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas. The entrance road stretches a scenic 7-miles (11.3 km) from the park gate at White's City to the visitor center and cavern entrance. The address for the park's visitor center is 727 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Carlsbad, NM, 88220, located 27 miles from the town of Carlsbad.

There is ample RV parking in our "west" parking lot, which is the first parking lot you see on your left when you arrive at the visitor center. Pull to the rear of the lot for RV spots.

Carlsbad is served by Greyhound and TNM&O bus lines. Major airlines serve Roswell and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and El Paso, Lubbock and Midland, Texas. Rental cars and taxi service are available from the airport in Carlsbad.

Driving Distances (in miles)
Albuquerque - 304 Lubbock - 206
Amarillo - 329 Midland - 194
Dallas - 500 Odessa - 174
Denver - 626 Phoenix - 581
El Paso - 151 Roswell - 103
Las Cruces - 197 San Antonio - 461


Address for GPS: 727 Caverns Highway, Carlsbad, NM 88220

GPS coordinates to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Coordinate System: Lat/Long

Datum: WGS 1984

Longitude: 104.445855° W

Latitude: 32.174212° N

Walnut Canyon drive is a seven-mile scenic drive to the park visitor center.
Carlsbad Caverns Highway is a seven-mile scenic drive up to the park visitor center.

NPS Photo

Last updated: June 13, 2017

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Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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