Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.

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Cavern Times:

WINTER/SPRING (Labor Day through Memorial Day weekends)

Visitor Center Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Hiking in the Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 am

Elevator service into the cave begins at 8:30 am

Last time to hike in the Natural Entrance is at 2 pm

Last time to hike out of the Natural Entrance is 2 pm (must be completely out by 3 pm)

Last elevator into the cave is at 3:30 pm

Last elevator out of the cave is at 4:30 pm

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SUMMER/FALL (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)

Visitor Center Hours: 8 am - 7 pm

Hiking in the Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 am

Elevator service into the cave begins at 8:30 am

Last time to hike in the Natural Entrance is 4 pm

Last time to hike out of the Natural Entrance is 4 pm (must be completely out by 5 pm)

Last elevator into the cave is at 5 pm

Last elevator out of the cave is 6:30 pm

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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