Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Explore the subterranean wonderland beneath the Chihuahuan Desert—the Carlsbad Caverns. Over 100 known caves pervade this park, and it’s only an hour south of campus. People travel from all around the world to see these caverns. Don’t miss out on living next door to a one-of-a-kind phenomenon.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
If you enjoy camping and hiking, the Guadalupe Mountains provide a popular destination for both serious backpackers and day-trip tourists. Click on the links below to learn more about the popular destinations in this park.
Devil’s Hall Trail
White Sands National Park
Only two hours from Carlsbad is the White Sands National Park, 275 square miles of sparkling white dunes and native flora and fauna. Take a day trip to this park to learn the unique history of the topography, or rent a sled and take a ride down the dunes.