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"Two Cave Tours for the Physically Fit" Top 5 Page for this destination Carlsbad Caverns National Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by KimberlyAnn

We did not take these tours, but I offer them for your consideration. These are very strenuous caving tours that are offered only one time a week, so be sure to register for these ahead of time. If you have any problems with your knees or shoulders, or have a fear of enclosed space or heights these tours would not be for you. Oh, and you better not mind getting dirty, because you will on these excursions! Each trip lasts about four yours, and no child under the age of 12 is allowed on either one. You must wear sturdy shoes, and it is recommended that you wear long pants, bring drinking water, gloves, soft knee pads, and four AA batteries.

A half mile hike down a beautiful canyon will take you to Spider Cave. This is a very strenuous tour where there will be excessive crawling through tight spaces, climbing, and traveling through canyon-like passages. The park describes some of the formations that you will see as bizarre.

Hall of the White Giant is a strenuous and challenging tour to a remote area of Carlsbad Caverns. You will be crawling long distances, squeezing through tight crevices, and climbing up slippery flowstone-lined passages. Also expect ladder climbing, slippery surfaces, and free climbing on this trip. Because of the long amount of time spent in narrow cave passages, this trip is not recommended for anyone afraid of tight spaces or heights.

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2009
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