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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Tours, NM

Hall of The White Giant

Cave Tour
4 hr. 00 min.


Please pick up your tickets at the Visitor Center Ticket Desk 30 minutes prior to tour time. Meet in the visitor center demonstration area 15 minutes before tour time. An entrance fee of $10.00 is required in addition to a tour ticket. All applicable passes will be honored for entrance. Backpacks are not allowed on this tour. TICKET AGES: Adult: 16 years and over. Child: 12-15 years. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed. The age limit is strictly enforced.
Tours cannot be reserved less than 48 hours prior to the start of the tour. All tours within the 48 hour period are sold on site on a first come first served basis.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

If you like crawling on your belly, squeezing through narrow passageways and climbing slippery vertical rock, Hall of the White Giant is the Adventure Tour for you! For many, Hall is our most challenging and strenuous cave trip. You will get dirty, you will sweat, you will wonder if you can climb that rope and when it's over, you will want to come back for more! If you have a fear of heights, tight places and darkness, this is definitely not the Adventure Tour for you. But, for those that take on the challenge of Hall of the White Giant, the rewards are many. Meet at the visitor center to meet your ranger, get issued your gear and listen to a safety orientation talk before heading down the Natural Entrance to begin your Hall of the White Giant caving adventure.

Tours are offered Monday's at 8:30 am. Park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Sorry, children under 12 years of age are not allowed on this tour.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 1 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Very strenuous

Know Before You Go

Visitor Center Operational Hours: Winter hours are from Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summers hours are from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participants are required to have a general admission and a tour ticket. Backpacks are not allowed on this tour. Walking sticks or canes are not allowed on this tour. 4 new AA alkaline batteries, Sturdy closed-toed tennis shoes or hiking boots, Bandanas are recommended for under the helmet. TICKET AGES: Adult: 16 years and over. Child: 12-15 years. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed. Prices for Interagency Senior and Access pass holders are for those pass holders only. All others must purchase a separate full priced ticket.

If participants are taking more than one adventure tour, Lower Cave, Hall of the White Giant and Spider Cave tours, clothing and gear used on one tour must be cleaned before used on another tour. If clothing or gear is not clean, participation in any tour may not be allowed.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 10 minutes prior to the posted tour starting time. Tickets will not be issued if within 10 minutes of the start of any tour. No refunds for late arrivals.


There is no handicap accessibility on this tour.


Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center and in the cavern Underground Lunchroom. There are no restroom opportunities during the tour. There is a restaurant in the Visitor Center as well as limited food available in the cavern Underground Lunchroom. Book store and gift shops are located in the Visitor Center. Kennel Services are available.


Visitors arrive by way of U.S. Highway 62/180 from either Carlsbad, NM (23 miles to the northeast) or El Paso, TX (150 miles to the west). A scenic 7 mile entrance road leads from Whites City to the Visitor Center and cavern entrance.

Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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