WELCOME!

Carlsbad Caverns is a fairyland, an underworld marvel whose formations stun the senses. This remarkable geologic phenomenon began to take shape six million years ago. The processes and chemicals that created these caves were a unique combination—mainly an ancient limestone reef dissolved by sulfuric acid—and the result was unusual and dramatic compared to other caves. Huge rooms in random patterns, unpredictable dead-end passageways, pits and chimneys connecting different levels—these are the signatures of Carlsbad Caverns.

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Carlsbad Caverns Trading Company is honored to provide regional and thematic gifts and meals in our above ground operations. We also provide limited food and gift service 750 feet below the surface in the “Underground Lunchroom.”

CAFE MENU
GIFT SHOP

WEATHER FORECAST

Clear
Saturday
12/16
Clear
High 59° / Low 34°
Clear
Sunday
12/17
Clear
High 63° / Low 35°
Clear
Monday
12/18
Clear
High 62° / Low 35°
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
12/19
Partly Cloudy
High 61° / Low 34°

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