Natural Entrance Trail

Carlsbad, Texas 76934

Natural Entrance Trail

Natural Entrance Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Natural Entrance Trail, a 1.25- mile self- guided trail, descends over 750 feet from Carlsbad Caverns’ wide natural entrance to two elevators that whisk you back to the surface inside the visitor center.

This self-guided trail is a great introduction to the cave and, when combined with a 1.2- mile hike through the Big Room, is the best way to see all of the notable and popular cave features. Interpretive signs along the paved trail explain the story of Carlsbad Caverns. Visitors can also rent an informative audio guide at the bookstore that explains the cavern at numbered stops along the trail."

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Trail Information

Carlsbad
Nearby City
1.25
Distance
750 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (see appendix).
Local Contacts
Park map; National Geographic Carlsbad Caverns National Park Trail Map 247.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018