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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
+1 575-785-2232
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Very Enjoyable

We used the natural entrance to walk all the way down into the caves and took the elevator to come... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Texast3
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North Richland Hills, Texas
Absolutely must do

Our visit was a highlight of our trip. We chose to do the self-guided and appreciated being able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cesfi1
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New Zealand
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3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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+1 575-785-2232
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the natural entrance to walk all the way down into the caves and took the elevator to come up. This a very nice way to see everything going in and much easier coming out. At almost every turn there is a formation or...More

Thank Texast3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our visit was a highlight of our trip. We chose to do the self-guided and appreciated being able to go at our own pace. The information boards around the cavern are very informative. The walk down is hard on knees and long so the elevator...More

Thank Cesfi1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had no idea what to expect when we found this point of interest. It was simply amazing!! You take the elevator down 750 feet to the entrance, you can also hike down, we took the elevator which is monitored by a park ranger so...More

Thank donnajoeID
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just came back from a cross country (Florida to California) road trip. The first National Park we visited was Carlsbad Caverns. The Good: The walk to 750 feet below the ground was filled with moments of wonder and amazement. The park staff were courteous...More

Thank djwillis07
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I had an amazing time in the caverns. The rangers were nice and informative. The only hitch is the elevators at the end. I think it would be wise to inform people at the beginning of the wait that is in store...More

Thank BangkokXI
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing place. I had been to CC as a child and I did not remember how huge the cavern was. I recently took my family to CC on a summer trip. We all enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend walking down through the...More

Thank TexasTravels91
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the caverns with my husband, adult son, and 13-year-old daughter. The ranger who met with our group was terrific- she made sure we understood the rules, but was funny and a bit snarky. Be sure to wear suitable shoes and bring a bottle...More

Thank Jodeegu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked down and walked through the entire cave, which took about 2 hours. The youngest, 9, was done about 20 min before we were around the whole thing, but still enjoyed it. There were tons of cool features to see throughout the trip. We...More

Thank Jrudy5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This was an amazing experience. The caverns were beautiful. I highly recommend hiking in through the natural entrance as there is a lot to see throughout the hike. Be sure to take a headlamp or flashlight as there are parts of the paved path...More

Thank LMBRJX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes around 2.5 hours to go through the caverns. It is the best I have seen! It's best to walk down through the natural entrance, and then take the elevator back up. I don't recommend walking back up. I talked to 3 park rangers...More

Thank danielgkendall
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Cathyrusia
9 July 2017|
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Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
No, this is not pet friendly. Like all National Parks, a big part of their mission is to protect the natural environment which pets can often stress. Due to the high temperatures in the area, pets are not permitted to be... More
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Thomas G
24 April 2017|
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Response from orchestrarocks |
Yes. They have handrails throughout the cave
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Jocelyn K
19 February 2017|
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Response from lswight | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you're asking about the volume of people who visit on a Sunday or not, but that's what I'm assuming. All I know is right now is their off season and the number of people who visit are just a fraction of the... More
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