Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

EASY 21 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



no shade

no dogs

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

10 months ago

beautiful drive

scenic driving
Thu May 17 2018

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
Wed Jul 05 2017

Very scenic

scenic driving
Fri Dec 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
Wed Feb 04 2015

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

Tue Jan 06 2015

A scenic drive to Carlsbad Caverns.

scenic driving
Mon 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
Fri Mar 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
Sat Aug 14 1976

Very Scenic

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9 months ago

scenic driving
Wed Mar 21 2018

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Wed Feb 21 2018

scenic driving
Tue Apr 11 2017

Sun Dec 28 2014

scenic driving
Sat Sep 14 2013