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Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Phoenix and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Phoenix
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:29 am  Picacho Peak
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:17 pm  Kartchner Caverns State Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:24 pm  Lordsburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:24 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

7:17 pm  Deming
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Deming
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  White Sands
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:41 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:41 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:43 pm  Guadalupe Mountains National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:43 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

6:30 pm  arrive at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Phoenix, Arizona.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Picacho Peak  (2 mentions)
Kartchner Caverns State Park  (5 mentions)
White Sands  (4 answers)
    questions about White Sands:
        La Quinta inn or dog friendly motels in White sands?
El Paso  (26 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX
Guadalupe Mountains National Park  (3 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Phoenix drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Or get a full Phoenix to Carlsbad Caverns National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Phoenix well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Phoenix!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 578 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 25 minutes
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 1 hour ahead of Phoenix
107 Phoenix travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
4 White Sands travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers
21 Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel answers

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