Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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  • The natural entrance route is the perfect way to enter Carlsbad Caverns--and to exit as well, if you are reasonably fit. When you enter the caverns this way, they kind of unfold/reveal themselves to y...  more »
  • This is the original entrance to the Caverns and though it's listed as a 750 foot descent you'll do more work than that as the descent is interrupted by some ascent (read the reverse if you're going u...  more »
  • The caverns are brilliant and absolutely worth visiting! I traveled to Albuquerque with friends and drove down to Carlsbad around 2 pm. We descended into the cavern at a healthy pace and completed the...  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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