Carlsbad Caverns

18 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico

From the past to the present, from the air to the underground, Carlsbad Caverns have many stories to tell

Carlsbad Caverns are well known for their great natural beauty, exceptional geologic features, and unique reef and rock formations

The primary attraction of the park is the Big Room Cave which is located at the lowest walkable area of the Carlsbad Caverns

Fast Facts

  • Creation date - May, 1930;
  • Entrance fee - None,but fees to tour caves;
  • 1995 - the park is named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO;
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.
Carlsbad Caverns 2-minute Tour