About Carlsbad Caverns
3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad, United States 88220
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Visitors arrive by way of U.S. Highway 62/180 from either Carlsbad, New Mexico (23 miles to the northeast) or El Paso, Texas (150 miles to the west). A scenic 7-mile (11.3 km) entrance road leads from the park gate at Whites City to the visitor center and cavern entrance.
First To Review: Thomas R.
Apr 13, 2009
Carlsbad Caverns, while one of our countries most beautiful attractions, is over-crowded. Also, "improvements" made to the site for tourism purposes detracts from the natural beauty and makes the hike into the belly of the earth less... exciting. For those that want to experience the natural formations that is not available on the surface, it is a good trip. For those that crave a little more adventure, I would look elsewhere. Actun Tunich Muknal cave in the Cayo district of Belize is VERY exciting.
Feb 12, 2009
This is a cavern tour. Not the dirty, gritty caving where you crawl around. I prefer the twisting and crawling around, getting dirty. But, as far as caves go, even though its lighted and paved, still very impressive with its massive size and formations. Watching the bats emerge at sunset is pretty cool.