Slaughter Canyon Cave, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Slaughter Canyon Cave is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. See Slaughter Canyon Cave and all Carlsbad Caverns National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Carlsbad Caverns National Park online driving holiday planner .
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  • The hike up to the cave is a steep, rocky 0.75 mile trail. You will need a hat, good shoes, water and a snack for sure. I practiced walking up steep hills for 0.5 mile before going and that was not ev...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised with the unique formations in this cave. They are nothing like the formations you see in the big room, but they are just as beautiful, if not more so. There is a genuinely...  more »
  • Every cavern in Carlsbad is special and a wonder, and Slaughter is no exception. However, I would rate it third after Lower Cavern and the Big Room (no way I was going to shimmy into Spider Cave!) 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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