Carlsbad Caverns National Park will offer visitors an opportunity to experience the wonders of Carlsbad Cavern and its colorful history. Dressed in historic costumes, park staff will guide visitors on a lantern-lit tour in the Big Room area of the cavern.
This annual tradition gives visitors the chance to “meet” some of the men and women who helped weave the fabric of this national park. The tour will feature a re-creation of the historic "Rock of Ages Ceremony," which was regularly conducted in the Big Room from 1928 to 1944. During this portion of the tour, visitors will experience a “black out,” being immersed in total darkness, as voices fill the cavern singing the hymn “The Rock of Ages.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16. The minimum age for this tour is 5. Reservations are required and limited to 25 people per tour. Tickets can be purchased beginning November 24 by calling 575-236-1375 or at the park’s visitor center ticket desk, open daily (except Thanksgiving Day) 8 am–3:15 pm.
Chief of Interpretation and Education
Public Information Officer
Carlsbad Caverns National Park