Carlsbad Caverns National Park Travel Guide
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On the surface, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is deceptively normal—but all bets are off once visitors set foot in the elevator, which plunges 75 stories underground. The country beneath the surface is part silky darkness, part subterranean hallucination. The snaky, illuminated walkway seems less like a trail and more like a foray across the River Styx and into the underworld. Within more than 14 football fields of subterranean space are hundreds of formations that alternately resemble cakes, soda straws, ocean waves, and the large, leering face of a mountain troll.
The only overnight option within the arid, rugged park is to make your own campsite in the backcountry, at least half a mile from any trail. ... Outside the...read more
Choice isn't an issue inside Carlsbad Caverns National Park because there are just three dining options—the surface-level café, the underground...read more
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400,000 hungry bats: Every night and every day, bats wing to and from the caverns in a swirling, visible tornado.... Read more
Without a doubt, the park's most prominent and popular residents are Mexican free-tailed bats. These bats have bodies that barely span a woman's... Read more
The newest discovery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park is Lechuguilla Cave, the deepest limestone cave in the United States. Scientists began... Read more
Whether you come for the art, the chiles, or the architecture, you'll definitely stay for the wine.... Read more
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