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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.

Great desert landscape experience. There is much more to Carlsbad than the cavern.

Pretty easy all through the caverns. The rock formations are spectacular. Definitely a once in the lifetime experience

How majestic!

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.

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6 months ago

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.