Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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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. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • as the name implies it is a big room within the Carlsbad caverns. Bring your camera and flash photography is allowed  more »
  • This is part of the tour of the park and a "do not miss"! It is well worth the time to follow the trail.  more »
  • The name "Big Room" sets you up for something bigger, but it's still pretty beautiful. The Big Room is at the end of the hike, so by then you're pretty excited to have finally reached it.  more »

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