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Lion's Tail, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Lion's Tail is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. For Lion's Tail and beyond, use our Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation trip planner to get the most from your Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation.
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  • 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 »
  • One of millions of formations in the Carlsbad Caverns Big Room. It's not the best, but is certainly interesting since you're going to pass it anyway. Why this is a separate TA entry from the Big Room ...  more »
  • In a place with such variety of cave formations, this is another interesting one. The name is easily recognizable when viewed in the tour. Must have been quite a sight when first identified with a ker...  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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