Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park can expect a world of beauty and wonder both above and below ground. The above ground treasures of Carlsbad are the highlights of the Chihuahuan Desert including high ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, and flowering cactus and desert wildlife. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 known caves, all of which were formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone. Visitors will enjoy exploring these impressive caverns of all sizes as well as taking in the impressive landscape of the park.
To learn more about Carlsbad Caverns National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
Fees & Passes
All visitors entering Carlsbad Cavern are required to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $10 and are good for three days.
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Food & Drink
Please note that any consumption of food and drink, except plain, unflavored water, is prohibited in any cave except in the underground snackbar in Carlsbad Cavern. Visitors can use the picnic tables at the east end of the visitor center parking lot or at the Rattlesnake Springs Picnic Area. There are a variety of dining options located outside of the park in the nearby town of White's City or Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Biking
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