Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Rocky slopes and canyons, cactus, grass, thorny shrubs, and the occasional tree, who could guess at the hidden treasures deep underground? Beneath this rugged land are more than 119 known caves all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Info


Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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News

Extreme Fire Danger Preventative Measures Cancelled

The extreme fire danger preventative measures at Carlsbad Caverns National Park implemented on June 1 have been cancelled due to recent precipitation combined with cooler temperatures and higher humidity.

Preventative Fire Measures Cancelled

The extreme fire danger preventative measures at Carlsbad Caverns National Park have been cancelled due to light precipitation combined with cooler temperatures, decreased winds, and high humidity.

Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Extreme Fire Danger

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.

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