“CARLSBAD – Carlsbad Caverns National Park re-opened to visitors today, Thursday, Oct. 17. Visitors can access all public areas and travel on park roads immediately, as well as use park facilities and other public services. The park has been closed since Tuesday, Oct. 1 because of the lapse in congressional appropriations of funds to operate the national parks.
“We are excited and happy to be back at work. We welcome visitors back to Carlsbad Caverns National Park,” said Chief Ranger, Lila Mohesky-Roybal. “This is a great time of year to enjoy all that the caverns have to offer.”
Visitors may tour the cavern via the natural entrance descending 750 feet on switchback trails or by taking the elevator...Read More