Hall of the White Giant Tour

Photo of visitor climbing up to the large White Giant stalagmite.
Plan on getting a bit dirty on the Hall of the White Giant Tour in Carlsbad Cavern.

NPS/Peter Jones

If you don’t mind getting dirty, crawling through tight passageways, and climbing slippery flowstone, you might want to try the Hall of the White Giant tour. Ladder climbing, slippery surfaces, and free climbing are all part of this trip. Highlights include tight, narrow passages like Matlock’s Pinch, and amazing formations like the White Giant. The lengthy amount of time spent in narrow cave passages requires special attention to group communication and safety. This trip is not recommended for anyone afraid of tight spaces or heights.

Reservations are required for the Hall of the White Giant tour. To make reservations call 877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov.

Cost: $20 for adults and $10 for children (12+), Senior and Access Pass holders. Tour participants must also purchase an entrance fee ticket.

Duration: 4 hours

When: Check tour schedule chart for tour times throughout the year.

Where: Tour departs from the visitor center theater.

Age Limit: Minimum age is 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Group Size: 8

Requirements: Participants must be able to safely negotiate cave passages, containing fragile formations, without harm to the cave, themselves or others. Please wear hiking boots or other sturdy closed shoes and three (3) AA batteries. Backpacks are not allowed on this tour. The park will provide helmets with lamps, gloves, knee and elbow pads. We provide this equipment to insure the deadly bat fungus, White Nose Syndrome, is not brought in from another cave.

Last updated: March 4, 2018

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


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