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Bottomless Pit, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Bottomless Pit is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. To visit Bottomless Pit on your trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, use our Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Bottomless Pit is a big hole in the floor of the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Bottomless Pit. The pit is 140 feet deep.  more »
  • you can see this on self guided tour in The Big Room-- there is information for you to read- also on the audio guide-  more »
  • The Bottomless Pit is interesting by itself, but is overshadowed by the Spectacular Big Room in which it is located. The Bottomless Pit (really 140 feet deep with a soft dirt floor if I remember corre...  more »

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Where to stay in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The only option for sleeping within Carlsbad Caverns National Park is to grab a free permit and pitch your own tent in the backcountry. You can, however, find a handful of places to stay in White's City, which sits at the park's entrance. Here you'll find campgrounds, a few economy hotels, a couple of dining establishments, and other entertainment options. About 40 km (25 mi) up the road, the small city of Carlsbad offers more choice for accommodations. Hotels here tend to show their age, but most are clean.
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