The park's 113 caves are some of the largest in North America. Visitors can explore different "rooms," such as the Bat Cave, Balloon Ballroom, and Bell Cord Room, named for the cord-like stalactite that hangs from a hole in the ceiling.

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Expert Review of Carlsbad Caverns

Parks and Outdoors Review of Carlsbad Caverns

Away Travel Expert: Laurie Roddy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Tour the Big Room, the main section of the cave or crawl through narrow passageways on the Hall of the White Giant Tour or in Spider Cave.
  • Back country camping and hiking is also available in the park.
  • Nearly 400,000 Brazilian free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Caverns each summer night following a pre-dusk program given at the entrance to the cavern.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy.
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Parking: Summer 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., fall 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Adults $6, children (15 and under) free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 575-785-2232
Price Information: Adults $6, children (15 and under) free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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