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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  • September 7, 2017
    It was interesting to learn the story about this pit and early cavern explorers. It is on the Big Room self guided tour  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    The Park has done an excellent job of lighting the caverns with the general light levels being kept slightly subdued to maintain the atmosphere of being deep underground but specific highlights being ...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    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 »

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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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