Lower Cave Tour

727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy.
Carlsbad, NM 88220- Map It
Phone: (877) 444-6777

AAA Editor Notes

Lower Cave Tour departs from the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center at 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy., 7 mi. off US 62/180. Entered by descending a 10-foot rope and 50 feet of ladders, this area of the cavern contains beautiful formations and evidence of early exploration. The Rookery is a showcase for cave pearls.</br>Note: The 3-hour tour involves ladder climbing and heights and is moderately strenuous. Hiking boots, three new AA batteries and gloves are required; helmets and headlamps are provided. Backpacks are not permitted. The tour is limited to 12 participants.</br>
(in addition to cavern admission fee) $20; $10 (ages 12-15). Ages 0-11 are not permitted. Cavern admission, valid for 3 days, $10; free (ages 0-15). Reservations are required.
Hours: Tours depart Thurs.-Fri. and Mon. at 8:30 a.m., mid-June to mid-Aug. (elevators permitting). Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.