- 1 Where should you stay when visiting Carlsbad Caverns?
- 2 What is the closest city to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 3 Can you stay at Carlsbad Caverns?
- 4 How many days do you need at Carlsbad Caverns?
- 5 What is the best time of year to visit Carlsbad Caverns?
- 6 What airport is closest to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 7 Is Carlsbad Caverns worth seeing?
- 8 How much does it cost to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 9 How do you enter Carlsbad Caverns?
- 10 How far is Carlsbad from Carlsbad Caverns?
- 11 Why should I go to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 12 How long is the elevator ride at Carlsbad Caverns?
- 13 Are backpacks allowed in Carlsbad Caverns?
- 14 Why is Carlsbad Caverns closed?
Where should you stay when visiting Carlsbad Caverns?
Stay in Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s best hotels!
- MainStay Suites. Hotel in Carlsbad.
- Home2 Suites By Hilton Carlsbad New Mexico. Hotel in Carlsbad.
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott Carlsbad.
- Post Time Inn.
- Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad.
- La Quinta by Wyndham Carlsbad.
- Comfort Suites Carlsbad.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad.
What is the closest city to Carlsbad Caverns?
To access Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s only entrance road, Carlsbad Caverns Highway, turn north from US Hwy 62/180 at White’s City, New Mexico —20 miles (32 km) southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico and 145 miles (233 km) northeast of El Paso, Texas.
Can you stay at Carlsbad Caverns?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers no overnight lodging or campgrounds. Primitive camping is allowed in the backcountry only, and requires a free permit which is issued at the park’s visitor center when you arrive (not reservable in advance). Overnight RV parking is not permitted in the park.
How many days do you need at Carlsbad Caverns?
In my opinion a half day is more than enough to tour Carlsbad Caverns. Unless you’re a serious hiker or VERY interested in caves / geology, you’ll be through in 2-3 hours.
What is the best time of year to visit Carlsbad Caverns?
The best time of year to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park is winter, spring or fall. Summers tend to be sweltering hot, with temperatures around 100+ degrees being the norm, and later in the summer, afternoon rains downpour across the desert.
What airport is closest to Carlsbad Caverns?
The closest major airport to Carlsbad is El Paso International Airport at 145 miles west of the park. The next closest airports are Lubbock Texas International at 178 miles northeast of the park, and Albuquerque International Airport is about 275 miles north of the park.
Is Carlsbad Caverns worth seeing?
Carlsbad Caverns is amazing. I haven’t been to a whole lot of cave sites, but it’s the best I’ve seen. There’s a reason people drive out there at all. But it’s not really close to White Sands, which is about a 4 hour drive west.
How much does it cost to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
A general admission ticket is required for anyone entering Carlsbad Cavern. Adults 16 years and older are $15, children 15 and younger are free. There are additional fees for guided tours.
How do you enter Carlsbad Caverns?
The entrance fee includes access to the enjoy, on your own, the majority of Carlsbad Cavern along the Big Room and Natural Entrance trails. Access is available by elevator or hiking.
How far is Carlsbad from Carlsbad Caverns?
The address for the park’s visitor center is 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad, NM, 88220, located 27 miles (43 km) from the town of Carlsbad.
Why should I go to Carlsbad Caverns?
Carlsbad Caverns was discovered in the late 1890s while searching for caves for bat guano. Because of the large room in the cave, it slowly became a tourist attraction. There is a $15 entrance fee or use of your National Parks pass will get you and three guests into the cave.
How long is the elevator ride at Carlsbad Caverns?
The Carlsbad Caverns elevator ride takes only one minute at a speed of nine miles per hour.
Are backpacks allowed in Carlsbad Caverns?
All cavern tours require that you wear shirts and shoes. Metal framed backpacks or backpacks that extend above the shoulders or of a length that extends below the hips are prohibited (e.g. trekking backpacks). Walking sticks and canes are permitted on cave tours if medically necessary.
Why is Carlsbad Caverns closed?
Due to extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: 1) Closure of Walnut Canyon Desert Drive; 2) Charcoal fires are prohibited; 3) Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles; and 4) Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry.