Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

EASY 9 reviews

Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad, New Mexico that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

cave

views

no shade

A scenic drive to Carlsbad Caverns. A scenic drive to Carlsbad Caverns.

scenic driving
2 months ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

Very Scenic

scenic driving
Friday, December 04, 2015

Great drive into the caverns. Very scenic. Has a few scenic turnouts for viewing and pictures. Has a short hike available enroute. Best done if you have time after the cavern tours.

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Nice area and the Carlsbad Cavern area is a unique treasure for the area.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A scenic drive to Carlsbad Caverns.

hiking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

scenic driving
Monday, May 19, 2014

Nice little 7 mile road from White City to Carlsbad Caverns through a scenic canyon. I also saw a lizard crossing the road.

scenic driving
Saturday, September 14, 2013

scenic driving
Friday, March 29, 2013

Start in White's City, and drive up a canyon until you arrive at the Caverns parking lot. The scenic loop starts just outside the parking lots and meanders through desert terrain and re-joins with the entrance road about halfway.