Bottomless Pit, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Bottomless Pit is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Plan to visit Bottomless Pit and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Carlsbad Caverns National Park attractions using our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.
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  • I guess this is a deep pit, but you really can't appreciate the deepness from the sidelines. The idea of a bottomless pit is exciting. Kids will appreciate it more than adults.  more »
  • it is easy to understand why this area is called the bottomless pit. Scientific teams have now learned more about the bottomless pit and its actual dimensions. Signage at the site explains with a diag...  more »
  • The Bottomless Pit was named Bottomless because it appeared to be bottomless when it was first discovered. They now know exactly how deep it is. While it isn't bottomless, falling into it would probab...  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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