- 1 Where do you fly into to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 2 What is the closest city to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 3 What is the best time of year to visit Carlsbad Caverns?
- 4 Is it safe to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 5 How much does it cost to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
- 6 How long does it take to walk through the Carlsbad Caverns?
- 7 Is Carlsbad Caverns worth seeing?
- 8 How many days do you need at Carlsbad Caverns?
- 9 What is the closest major airport to Carlsbad NM?
- 10 What months are the bats at Carlsbad Caverns?
- 11 How far down are the Carlsbad Caverns?
- 12 Are reservations required for Carlsbad Caverns?
- 13 Why is Carlsbad Caverns closed?
- 14 Is March a good time to visit Carlsbad Caverns?
- 15 How long is the elevator ride at Carlsbad Caverns?
Where do you fly into to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
The Nearest Airport — Air travelers can fly to Cavern City Air Terminal (tel. 575/887-3060), at the south edge of the city of Carlsbad, which has commercial service from Albuquerque on New Mexico Airlines (tel. 888/564-6119; www.flynma.com), plus Enterprise car rentals.
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.
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.
Is it safe to go to Carlsbad Caverns?
Some areas of the Big Room and Natural Entrance trails are wet from natural water drips and steep. For safety, closed-toe shoes with good traction (e.g. lug soles) are recommended. All cavern tours require that you wear shirts and shoes.
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 long does it take to walk through the Carlsbad Caverns?
The 1.25 mile (2 km) Natural Entrance Trail is extremely steep. Depending on if you decide to hike up or down, you gain or lose about 750 feet (229 m)—equivalent to walking up or down a 75-story building. The hike takes about one hour (on average) to complete.
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 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 closest major airport to Carlsbad NM?
The closest major airport to Carlsbad is El Paso International Airport at 145 miles west of the park.
What months are the bats at Carlsbad Caverns?
Some very basic facts regarding the long-distance seasonal migration of Brazilian (or Mexican) free-tail bats are generally understood. Most of these bats arrive at summer roosts, such as Carlsbad Cavern, in March and April, and depart for southern locations in Mexico by late October.
How far down are the Carlsbad Caverns?
The total length of the rooms and passages is still unknown, but the explored part of the main cavern is more than 30 miles (48 km) long, of which 3 miles (5 km) are open to visitors. Of the three major levels, the deepest is 1,027 feet (313 metres) belowground.
Are reservations required for Carlsbad Caverns?
COVID-19 Operations Update: Reservations Required to Enter Carlsbad Cavern. Reservations must be purchased online or by calling 877-444-6777. No reservations available at the park.
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.
Is March a good time to visit Carlsbad Caverns?
The month of March is always a very exciting time for the National Park Service. At Carlsbad Caverns we see a jump in visitation, and we consider it a great time to test out our new ideas for the summer schedule. In winter we cut back on the number and types of tours offered because there are so many fewer visitors.
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.