Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

EASY 13 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 scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

scenic driving

cave

views

no shade

no dogs

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

scenic driving
2 months ago

Scenic drive to the cave. The drive there is all uphill. It's all good until someone crosses the yellow line. Stay in your lane!

scenic driving
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Very scenic

scenic driving
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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.

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
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.

scenic driving
3 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

scenic driving
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

hiking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

scenic driving
Saturday, September 14, 2013