"A really impressive walking tour" Top 5 Page for this destination Carlsbad Things to Do Tip by Bwana_Brown
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Leaving the rear of the Visitor Center, the Park is all set-up with a 1.3-mile (2-km) walking trail that winds its way up and down and around the property as it takes visitors through various types of habitat. With the changes in elevation provided by the hill, several aspects of the Chihuahuan Desert are presented, covering habitats such as the desert floor, sand dunes, pygmy forest, pinion-juniper zone and uplands. The landscaping was beautiful and there were many information signs outlining what was being displayed along the various sections of the trail.
While you are enjoying the trail, it also takes you through various buildings with tons of interesting things to view such as the Aviary with live Eagles, Owls and various other birds, another with reptiles and a darkened building illustrating how creatures of the night live and survive. If a particular building is not of interest, the trail also has a bypass so you can continue on the loop. The furthest reaches of the trail winds its way through various large animal pens or enclosures (next tip).
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