Carlsbad Cavern Highway: A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Carlsbad Cavern Highway (New Mexico State Route 7) is a very scenic drive located in Eddy County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Carlsbad Cavern Highway

Located on the southeastern part of New Mexico, in the rocky slopes and deep canyons of Guadalupe Mountain range, the road is totally paved. It’s 7-miles (11.3 km) long running from Whites City to Carlsbad Cavern, a labyrinth of more than 300 limestone caves, carved over 250 million years ago.

Tucked beneath the scenic Chihuahuan Desert, within the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the road is very scenic and passable year-round except during rare, brief blizzards.