Descend into Carlsbad Caverns

3 Miles Round Trip - 750 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico - Search Nearby - Added by Benjamin Johnson

A short descent into some of the largest natural caverns in North America. This is a family friendly adventure that is an easy and beautiful walk.

This is an easy adventure for a short 2-4 hour outing. The caves are very beautiful and definitely worth the 80 story descent down into The Big Room. There are several features, such as The Bottomless Pit and The Crystal Spring Dome, of the caverns that stand out and are easily accessible. Also check out the flight of the bats if you get a chance!

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Bathrooms
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Family Friendly
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Groups
Handicap Accessible
Scenic
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3 Miles
750 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad KOA

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