Carlsbad Caverns Maps

If you’re looking for a Carlsbad Caverns map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 13 free Carlsbad Caverns National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you can see a bunch of maps focusing on the routes of various guided cave tours, as well as other maps showing the park area above ground. You can also browse the best-selling Carlsbad Caverns maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

Carlsbad Caverns map from the park brochure

Carlsbad Caverns National Park mapThis is the official Carlsbad Caverns National Park map, showing the main visitor center area and the rest of the park. Click the image to view the full size JPG (200 kb) or download the PDF (100 kb).

Regional Carlsbad Caverns map

Carlsbad Caverns regional mapHere is a regional Carlsbad Caverns National Park map. It shows the surrounding roads and nearby Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (80 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns trail map

Carlsbad Caverns Big Room mapThis Big Room self-guided tour map shows the wheelchair-accessible routes into Big Room from the elevators, as well as the grades too steep for wheelchairs. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb).

Purchase Carlsbad Caverns map from AmazonPurchase Carlsbad Caverns map from AmazonIf you’re looking for a complete map of the publicly accessible portions of Carlsbad Caverns, the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map should meet your need. I especially like that it labels prominent cave features along the routes. It also includes trails and topographic lines above ground, so it’ll serve your needs regardless of what you’re doing in the park – hiking above ground or caving underneath.

Carlsbad Caverns tour route maps

Carlsbad Caverns Hall of the White Giant mapThis is the Hall of the White Giant route map, one of the longer duration tours offered in Carlsbad Caverns (four hours in tight spaces!). Click the image to view a full size GIF (60 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns Left Hand Tunnel mapHere’s a Left Hand Tunnel route map, showing the route of this moderately difficult tour that uses only lantern and candlelight. Click the image to view a full size GIF (230 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns Lower Cave mapThis Lower Cave route map shows the three-hour tour’s path, including the sixty feet of ladders that must be navigated to reach the cave system. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns Spider Cave mapThe Spider Cave route map shows the path taken by this tour featuring heights and tight spaces in an entirely separate cave from the main Carlsbad Caverns. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns Slaughter Canyon Cave mapHere’s a Slaughter Canyon Cave route map, showing the 5 1/2 hour tour’s route through this wild undeveloped cave that required a hike to get to. Click the image to view a full size GIF (340 kb).

Three-dimensional Carlsbad Caverns maps

Carlsbad Caverns map brochureThis Carlsbad Caverns map shows a 3D cave diagram and is from the backside of the official park brochure and contains additional educational information. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.4 mb).

Carlsbad Caverns map postcardThis retro Carlsbad Caverns map postcard shows a general layout of the cave system. (Unfortunately I can’t find the original source of this image in a higher resolution.) Click the image to view a full size JPG (200 kb).

Carlsbad Caverns geologic map

Carlsbad Caverns geologic mapThis is a geologic map of Carlsbad Caverns, showing the various limestones and carbonates that much up much of the park bedrock. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.6 mb).

Carlsbad Caverns vegetation map

Carlsbad Caverns vegetation mapHere’s a vegetation map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, showing the plant communities – because there’s more to the park than just the caves! Click the image to view a full size JPG (4.5 mb).

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