To access Carlsbad Caverns National Park's only entrance road, New Mexico Highway 7, 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|