Operating Hours & Seasons

Click here for information about what to expect when visiting the park during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–5 pm
Last entrance ticket sold: 1:45 pm
Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. It's recommended to arrive early. Tickets sell out as early as 9:30 am.

Hike INTO the cavern
8:30 am–2:00 pm


Due to social distancing, elevator use is only permitted for exiting the cavern.

Last updated: July 18, 2020

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Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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