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The Best Backpacking in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Looking for the best backpacking in Carlsbad Caverns National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Carlsbad Caverns National Park

  • Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Guadalupe Ridge Trail

    33.99 mi / 5079 ft gain
    Guadalupe Ridge Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Whites City, New Mexico.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    McKittrick Canyon Trail to McKittrick Ridge Campground

    5.0
    21.17 mi / 2000 ft gain
    This hike is not for the faint of heart or the out of shape. Bolstering 2000ft of elevation gain over 10 miles of rough terrain, this hike will challenge you but grant you an immense reward if you can persevere. Make sure you've packed plenty of water. There are NO backcountry water supply points...
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Hike Camp Wilderness Ridge Trail

    14.5 mi / 3 ft gain
    Permian Reef Trail and Camp Wilderness Ridge Trail is a 14.5 mile out and back hike hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Pratt Lodge Via McKittrick Canyon Trail

    4.8 mi / 341 ft gain
    Pratt Lodge via McKittrick Canyon Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Hike Mc Kittrock Canyon To Pine Springs

    21.9 mi / 6 ft gain
    McKittrock Canyon to Pine Springs is a 21.87 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Hike Bush Mountain Trail To Blue Ridge Loop

    15.2 mi / 4 ft gain
    Bush Mountain Trail to Blue Ridge Loop is a 15.2 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Tejas Trail to Mckittrick Canyon

    18.2 mi / 3 ft gain
    Tejas Trail to Mckittrick Canyon is a 17.5 mile point-to-point hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Pine Springs to McKittrick Canyon

    18.22 mi / 4 ft gain
    Pine Springs to McKittrick Canyon is a 17.7 mile point-to-point hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Salt Flat, TX.
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Hike Bush Mountain

    12.5 mi / 3 ft gain
    Bush Mountain is a 12.5 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Salt Flat, TX.
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