AAA Editor Notes
Slaughter Canyon Cave Tour departs from the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center at 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy., 7 mi. off US 62/180, to CR 418, following signs to the cave entrance. Dramatic formations in this undeveloped cave include the 89-foot-high Monarch, the sparkling Christmas Tree column and the delicate Chinese Wall.

Note: An unpaved, half-mile trail leads from the parking area to the cave, climbing 500 feet; allow 45 minutes to make this steep and strenuous climb. Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes, two C-cell flashlights with new batteries and water are required. The 2-hour tour is limited to 25 participants.

Admission
$15; $7.50 (ages 8-15). Ages 0-7 are not permitted. Reservations are required.
Hours
Tours depart Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 8:30 a.m., early April to late May and Sept. 4-Dec. 31; Fri. at 8:30 a.m. late May-Sept. 3. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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