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Best trails in Whites City

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Looking for a great trail near Whites City, New Mexico? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sitting Bull Falls Point of Interest or Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area . Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Whites City ranging from 0.7 to 3.1 miles and from 4,245 to 7,257 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Whites City
Top trails (9)
#1 - Carlsbad Caverns Nature Trail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
This family-friendly trail mainly traverses the area outside of the caves. The Natural Entrance Trail is the trail that goes inside the caves, and it is rather steep. Accessibility: This trail is paved and typically at least three feet wide. Most of the trail has an estimated grade less than 5% but there is a section at about 0.1 miles where the grade is steeper (about 10%). Caution, the Natural Entrance Trail (section inside the cave) is very steep and is not recommended for people with respiratory or heart conditions.Show more
#2 - Sitting Bull Falls Trail
Sitting Bull Falls Point of Interest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 24 m
From the overlook, you can go to the left to reach the lower falls and then climb rocks to several different pools. There's some small caves you can access from the larger falls and the hike to the top was short but steep. Show more
#3 - Yucca Canyon Trail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
#4 - Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 43 m
Slaughter Canyon Cave is only accessible with a guide from the National Park Service. Reservations must be made in advance through recreation.gov, and the cost is $30 per person. The trail to the cave is 0.5 miles one-way, and the trail inside the cave varies but typically runs about a mile depending on which parts of the cave the rangers wish to show you. Show more
#5 - Guadalupe Ridge Trail
Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness
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Length: 33.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route starts at Guadalupe Ridge Trailhead in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and ends at McKittrick Canyon Trailhead in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. For more information visit: http://guadaluperidgetrail.com/Show more
#6 - Sitting Bull Spring Trail
Sitting Bull Falls Point of Interest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h
#7 - Walnut Canyon Trail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
#8 - Big Canyon Trail
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#9 - Ussery Trail
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 9 h 2 m