Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Big Room and many more Carlsbad Caverns National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation route planner.
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We did the self guided tour and did rent the audio guide. We walk down and rode the elevator up. Make sure you call ahead to see if the book store is open. If they aren't you won't be able to rent the... read more »
This room is BIG. A 1.3 mile loop trail takes you past spectacular stalagmites, stalagmites and other rock formations. A must see.
Unbelievable place! The "room" is huge and what the nature did is super impressive. It's worth it every second spent there.
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