Operating Hours & Seasons

The visitor center and cavern are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.


Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–5 pm
Last entrance ticket sold: 1:30 pm

Hike INTO the cavern
8:30 am–1:45 pm

Last time to hike OUT of the cavern
4 pm (complete hike out by 5 pm)

Elevator service INTO and OUT of the cavern
As a public health precaution, the park's elevators are temporarily closed for the safety of visitors and staff. More information

Last updated: March 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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