Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in February, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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March

March here is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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April

If you visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park during April, you might see that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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May

May is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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June

June here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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July

July here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

August in Carlsbad Caverns National Park is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

Traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

Traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in November, you will notice that it is crisp and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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