Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Hall of Giants

The visitor center and cave are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.

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Visitor Center Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(September 5, 2017 through Memorial Day weekend 2018)

Last time to purchase an admission ticket is 3:15 p.m.

Hiking IN the cavern:

Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 a.m.

Last time to hike in is 2:30 p.m.

Hiking OUT of the cavern:


Last time to hike out the Natural Entrance is 3 p.m. (to complete hike out by 4 p.m.)

Elevator Service In and Out of the cavern:

Elevator service into the cave begins at 8:30 a.m.

Last elevator into the cave is 3:30 p.m.

Last elevator out of the cave is 4:30 p.m.

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Visitor Center Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Memorial Day weekend through September 4, 2018

Hiking IN the cavern:

Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 a.m.

Last time to hike IN is 3:30 p.m.

Hiking OUT of the cavern:


Last time to hike OUT the Natural Entrance is 5 p.m. (to complete hike out by 6 p.m.)

Elevator Service In and Out of the cavern:

Elevator service into the cave begins at 8:30 a.m.

Last elevator into the cave is 5 p.m.

Last elevator out of the cave is 6:30 p.m.

Last updated: September 5, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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