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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Travel Guide: 149 reviews and 374 photos
Having been to Mammoth Cave, Oregon Cave and a few others in the United States I thought I would be prepared for Carlsbad Caverns the first time I visited in 1989. I wasn't at all. The immensity and beauty of the Caverns then and today when my wife joined me was still overwhelming. It is something that everyone should see in their lifetime.
Carlsbad National Park isn't exactly an easy place to get to. Located 150 miles east of El Paso and over 300 miles southeast of Albuquerque, it takes some work to get to the caverns. From El Paso, Carlsbad Caverns is about a two and a half hour drive. The nearest good size town of Carlsbad is about 27 miles away. It is where most people spend the night you either want to get an early tour of the Caverns or who are spending more than one day there. There are more limited accommodations in White City which is about 10 miles from the park.
The area surrounding the national park sustained a fire during June of 2011. As you approach the park you will notice many areas that have burned. Burned catcus and plants cover the sides of the road and the little trails that take you down to features on your way to the park.
I suggest that in order to find the right tour that meets your desires and abilities that you look at one step and two choices before deciding what to do in the park.
I have organized under things to do three decisions, look at them ;
Step One: Get the NPS Tour Brochure and Study It
Choice One: Study the Available Cave Tours
Choice Two: Decide on the Elevators or Natural Entrance
Making it simple hopefully will increase your pleasure as you look at these amazing underground marvels.
- Pros:Awesome beauty, immense and unforgettable
- Cons:Isolated area of New Mexico
- In a nutshell:Definitely Worthy of Seeing
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