Self-Guided Tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Tours

Visitors are able to make Self-Guided Tour reservations at a cost of $1.00 per ticket. 

****Entrance fees into the cave must be paid inside the visitor center upon arrival.****

Reservations are required to enter the cave. This system reserves the entry time only. 

There are two ways to enjoy the cavern on a Self-Guided Tour - either by elevator, hiking, or both. Visitors may choose to hike the steep one and a quarter mile paved trail entering through the cavern's Natural Entrance, which leads them into the spectacular one and a quarter mile Big Room Trail. Alternatively, you can simply take an elevator ride from the visitor center directly to the start of the Big Room Trail. 

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