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Carlsbad Caverns has 117 caves, the longest of which is ove 120 miles (190 km) long. The Big Room is almost 4,000 feet (1,200 m) long, and the caves are home to over 400,000 Mexican Free-tailed Bats and sixteen other species. Above ground are the Chihuahuan Desert and Rattlesnake Springs. Hours vary seasonally.

Mid December trip with a little snow on ground at top of mountain. Gorgeous drive up the mountain. We didn't have the extra hour to walk the path down into cave so we took elevator down. Breathtaking above and below throughout the cave. Historical markers tell you about early explorers! I cant imagine being in there with only a torch or lantern! I highly recommend this amazing cavern.

Thought this was a beautiful hike. Nobody else was on the trail, and the views were wonderful along the way and from the top.

Simply amazing... like walking on another planet.

Elevator broken, didn't care. Nasty hail storm on the surface. Thoughtful lighting inside the cave.

Gorgeous cavern!!!!! So many cool spots all over!

Always a great place to get away to. Wear good tennis shoes as the path can be damp and increase your risk for fall.

6 months ago

This cave is unreal! Definitely a must see. I went when the elevator was broken so the hike back up was killer but definitely worth it.

Hiking in a cool cave is always good.

I'm tagging this as a hike because the elevator was broken when I went in early March. It was slightly difficult coming back up, but worth it. Gorgeous and eerie, smelled a bit musty but beautiful.