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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  • This is a highly-usual formation that's perfectly named. it's one of the most memorable parts of the caverns based on name recognition. I was with my 16-year-old, but I guarantee a younger kid would h...  more »
  • We loved the little lions tails. It's part of the self guided tour of the big room. It's well labelled and you cannot miss it.  more »
  • If you take a ranger guided, audio or self guided tour of the Carlsbad caverns great room, you will seen the Lion's tail and yes it looks exactly like a lions tail. These Stalactites are a combination...  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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