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
This 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
Here 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
This Big Room self-guided tour map (300 kb) shows the wheelchair-accessible routes into Big Room from the elevators. You can read the enthusiastic Big Room reviews on TripAdvisor to help you plan your visit.
If 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
This is the Hall of the White Giant route map (60 kb), one of the longer tours offered in Carlsbad Caverns (four hours in tight spaces). Check out the White Giant tour reviews on TripAdvisor to see if you can handle it.
This Lower Cave route map (100 kb) shows the three-hour tour’s path, including the sixty feet of ladders that must be navigated to reach the system. Read the Lower Cave tour reviews on TripAdvisor to learn more.
The Spider Cave route map (200 kb) shows the path taken by this tour featuring heights and tight spaces in an entirely separate cave from the main Carlsbad Caverns. Yes, there’s more than just the main cave!
Here’s a Slaughter Canyon Cave route map (350 kb), showing the 5 1/2 hour tour’s route through this wild undeveloped cave that requires a hike to get to. Read the reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor.
Carlsbad Caverns things to do map
This interactive attractions map from TripAdvisor is a great place to start to plan your Carlsbad Caverns trip; I just love reading personal reviews and learning from others’ first-hand experience. This is why I find the TripAdvisor readers’ top Carlsbad Caverns things to do list to be quite handy for trip planning. Check out the reviews: the Natural Entrance Tour is rated #1, and #2 is the Big Room. What do you think #3 is?
Three-dimensional Carlsbad Caverns maps
This retro Carlsbad Caverns map postcard (200 kb) shows a general layout of the cave system and labeling individual rooms. (Unfortunately I can’t find the original source of this image in a higher resolution.)
Carlsbad Caverns geologic map
Carlsbad Caverns vegetation map
Here’s a vegetation map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park (4.5 mb), showing the plant communities – because there’s more to the park than just the caves! (Although the caves are probably the reason for your visit.)
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