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Carlsbad caverns new mexico national parks. The boundaries of the park cover an area of 73 square miles 189 sq km. Getting around carlsbad caverns national park. It is about 18 miles southwest of carlsbad new mexico.
National park new mexico. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. Carlsbad caverns national park is an american national park in the guadalupe mountains of southeastern new mexico the primary attraction of the park is the show cave carlsbad cavern visitors to the cave can hike in on their own via the natural entrance or take an elevator from the visitor center.
As you pass through the chihuahuan desert and guadalupe mountains of southeastern new mexico and west texas filled with prickly pear chollas sotols and agaves you might never guess there are more. Carlsbad caverns national park tourism. Find a place to stay a place to eat or just a place to enjoy yourself.
Carlsbad caverns national park is located in southeastern new mexico as part of the guadalupe mountains. Featuring two national parks several state parks a national forest the pecos river and numerous local attractions carlsbad is the perfect place to travel for your family s next vacation. There is only one entrance road to the park the carlsbad caverns highway.
Your visit to carlsbad caverns national park may include self guided walks through the cave guided walks backcountry hikes birding at rattlesnake springs and nature trail hikes. Carlsbad caverns national park in new mexico contains some of the largest caves in north america a must visit stop for vacations in new mexico. Only 1 3 of the park has been explored with the remainder of the area set aside as wilderness areas.
The must see attraction in all of new mexico this national park is beautiful on the surface with its flowering cacti and deep winding canyons. Carlsbad caverns national park is located near carlsbad new mexico and can be reached via u s. But go underground and you ll discover an otherwordly kingdom of caverns.
You will have the opportunity to take a self guided walk through the natural entrance and the big room. Most of the big room is wheelchair accessible. The driving distance is 149 miles east of el paso texas.
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Carlsbad caverns located in the new mexican desert is one of the state s top atractions. Take a self guided tour for free through the big room or the natural entrance.