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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  • These two geologic formations are unique in the Cave but I didn't think they were that special. Everywhere you look are odd geologic formations.  more »
  • 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 »
  • It was fun to view this formation in the Cavern. There are many interesting formations in the caverns.  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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