Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Hall of Giants

The park is open all year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.

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Fall/Winter/Spring Visitor Center Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Labor Day through Memorial Day weekends)

Hiking IN the cavern:

Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 a.m.

Last time to hike in is 2:30 p.m.
(The last time to hike in while the elevators are down Feb. 6-17 will be 1:30 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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Summer Visitor Center Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

(Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)

Hiking IN the cavern:

Natural Entrance opens at 8:30 a.m.

Last time to hike in is 4 p.m.

Hiking OUT of the cavern:


Last time to hike out the Natural Entrance is 4 p.m. (to complete hike out by 5 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:

(575) 785-2232

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