Lion's Tail, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Lion's Tail is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. See Lion's Tail and all Carlsbad Caverns National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • September 22, 2017
    There are a lot of nice formations in the cave and this one is no exception. There isn't much to say about it other than it does resemble a lion's tail and worth seeing if you are visiting the Big Roo...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    It was fun to view this formation in the Cavern. There are many interesting formations in the caverns.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    The Lion's Tail is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Lion’s tail. It is beauty.  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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