Spider Cave Tour departs from the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center at 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy., 7 mi. off US 62/180. This three-dimensional maze includes tight crawlways, canyonlike passages and bizarre formations. Highlights include the Mace and Medusa rooms and Cactus Spring.
Note: The tour is temporarily closed; phone ahead for updates. Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes, gloves, kneepads and four new AA batteries are required for this strenuous tour; a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and water are recommended. Backpacks are not permitted. Helmets and headlamps are provided. The 4-hour tour is limited to eight participants.