Explore over 50 fully illuminated 360 degree panoramic views of Carlsbad Caverns, including areas that are not handicapped accessible. Also explore 28 more images of nearby attractions. See 3D cave maps, interpretive text, zoom links, glossary items, and bonus features.
Includes Slaughter Canyon Cave and Spider Cave
Explore sites in both of these "wild" caves located near Carlsbad Caverns. Both require hikes, and Spider Cave requires crawling through tight squeezes to reach the rooms shown!
Includes Lake of the Clouds Room and Hall of the White Giant
Hall of the White Giant is only accessible by crawling through tight passages on a ranger-guided tour, while Lake of the Clouds is the deepest known point in the cave system, and is not open to the public at all!
Pan and zoom to explore each panorama! Travel through the park and surrounding areas using the interactive maps and images on this Virtual Tour! Plays on your computer. Mac and PC compatible.
360 Degrees of Carlsbad
Caverns National Park makes these distant or difficult-to-access
locations accessible to teachers, students, and park service
personnel. The interpretive program makes it possible to explore
and learn about sites that people want to visit but cannot,
either due to distance, weather, lack of accessibility, or
simply because some sites are always closed to the public.
Conversely, if you have had the pleasure of visiting Carlsbad
Caverns National Park in person, the 360-degree Virtual
Tour is a terrific way to share your experience with friends
and family. We help you take nature home!
About Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
Carlsbad Caverns National Park was established to
preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within the
Guadalupe Mountains — a Permian-age fossil reef. The
park contains more than 100 known caves, including the famous
Lechuguilla Cave. Carlsbad Cavern, with one of the world's
largest underground chambers and countless formations, is
accessible via walking tours year-round. Established first
as a National Monument on October 25, 1923, the park was designated
a National Park on May 14, 1930. Carlsbad Caverns National
Park became a World Heritage Site on December 6, 1995.
About Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
For directions, maps and other information about Carlsbad
Caverns National Park and the surrounding area, visit the
website at: http://www.nps.gov/cave/
About Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association:
The Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association is a
private, nonprofit organization whose main objectives are
to provide interpretation for park visitors, and to support
the mission of the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns,
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the lands related to
them in New Mexico and West Texas since 1957.
To learn more, visit the website at: http://www.ccgma.org/
About the Cave Resource Foundation:
The Cave Resource Foundation is an American, private, nonprofit
group dedicated to the exploration, research, and conservation
of caves. Its stated goals are: to promote exploration and
documentation of caves and karst areas, initiate and support
cave and carst research, aid in cave conservation and protection,
and to assist with the interpretation of caves and karst to
To learn more, visit the website at:
the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park:
Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert,
Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum
displaying more than forty native animal species and hundreds
of succulents from around the world. To learn more about Living
Desert, visit the state parks website at: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/
Lake State Park:
A southern desert park, Brantley Lake State Park is a refreshing
place to fish and enjoy other water sports. The visitor center
includes historical exhibits about the Wild West town of Seven
Rivers. To learn more, visit the state parks website at: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/
Special Thanks to:
This program was developed with the support and assistance
of the National Park Service and Carlsbad Caverns National
Park. Special thanks to the Cave Resources Office, the Cave
Research Foundation, T.K. Kajiki, Carolyn Richards, Dale Pate,
Paul Burger, Jason Richards, Rob Lorenz, Shannan Marcak, David
Thomas and all the rangers at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Additional Photos Provided by:
National Park Service