Things To Do In Carlsbad Caverns Park

The Beauty Of The Caverns

The more than 300 known limestone caves within the park are some of the largest and longest caves in the world.

Carlsbad Caverns Park

The Big Room At The Base

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

The King’s Palace Tour, an additional 1.5-hour ranger-guided tour departing from the underground rest area.

The Elevator To The Surface

Take the elevator back to the surface after exploring the cavern.

Mexican Free-Tail Bat

At dusk, half a million Mexican Free-Tail Bats swarm from the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns for their nightly feeding.

Slaughter Canyon

Reservations are required for the 5-and-a-half-hour moderately strenuous Slaughter Canyon caving adventure tour.

Hiking Trails

Study best practices for protecting and preserving the desert environment when reviewing hiking trails in the national park.

Brokeoff Mountains

Located 30 miles west of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, it consists of 80,000 acres of remote, rugged landscape owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

Bull Falls

the Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area features waterfalls and calm pools of water for swimming with pavilions, picnic table, water, and restroom available.

Zoo and Gardens State Park

Located on the hill overlooking Carlsbad, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park features more than 40 species of animals.

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