Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#1 of 11 in Parks in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Create an itinerary including Big Room
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Big Room reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
966 reviews
  • This is what you come to see, the Grand Canyon with a roof on it as Will Rogers called it. The Big Room is like no other cave and yet in some ways it is only a fraction of the total cave experience.....  more »
  • This was our first time visiting the park and the Big Room itself and we were completely blown away, This structure and the park itself is absolutely amazing! Pictures really don't do it justice and.....  more »

Plan your trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.