Carlsbad Caverns

Discussion in 'New Mexico' started by josepo, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. josepo

    josepo New Member

    This is our first time vacation to New Mexico and would like to visit the Carlsbad Caverns? Any more info please?
  2. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    Hi Jose,

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the Guadalupe mountains, roughly 300 miles drive from Albuquerque.

    The Caverns date back to 200 millions years and the limestone rock that holds Carlsbad Cavern is full of ocean fossil plants and animals from a time before the dinosaurs when the southeastern corner of New Mexico was a coastline similar to the Florida Keys.

    One of Carlsbad Caverns main attraction is the “Big Room†where visitors can go down 900 feet in an elevator into the cave's main area and witness the wonderful rock formations.

    Carlsbad Caverns are a must-see attraction that gets busy all-year around. Visitors are able to take a self-guided tour or a guided tour and tours can often be set up through hotels in the area and cities nearby.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park normal opening hours after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend are from 8am to 5pm, and the last entry into the cave from the natural entrance is 3:30pm.

    Hope this helps

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