The more than 300 known limestone caves within the park are some of the largest and longest caves in the world.
You can take the lift directly from the center to the start of the Big Room Trail or reach it after walking down from the scenic entrance.
The King’s Palace Tour, an additional 1.5-hour ranger-guided tour departing from the underground rest area.
Take the elevator back to the surface after exploring the cavern.
At dusk, half a million Mexican Free-Tail Bats swarm from the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns for their nightly feeding.
Reservations are required for the 5-and-a-half-hour moderately strenuous Slaughter Canyon caving adventure tour.