Directions

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—20 miles (32 km) southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico and 145 miles (233 km) northeast of El Paso, Texas. The entrance road stretches a scenic seven miles (11 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, New Mexico 88220


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 / kilometers)

Albuquerque: 304 / 489

Lubbock: 206 / 332

Amarillo: 329 / 529

Midland: 194 / 312

Dallas: 500 / 805

Odessa: 174 / 280

Denver: 626 / 1007

Phoenix: 581 / 935

El Paso: 151 / 243

Roswell: 103 / 166

Las Cruces: 197 / 317

San Antonio: 461 / 742


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
 

Last updated: December 27, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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