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With a little natural light, this is a view from inside Carlsbad Caverns. In the summer months the caverns are home to thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats.

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Light shines on the cavern floor and ceiling, providing visitors with a view of huge stalagmites that can take thousands of years to form.

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The elevator out of the cave becomes very popular in the evening, when people must begin exiting, and the wait is sometimes longer than an hour. If you hike out, however, you may stumble across this beautiful beam of light that can only been seen in the late afternoon and which most visitors miss by taking the elevator up. But be warned: hiking out is extremely strenuous and is only recommended for people in good shape

Bucket List: New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns National Park

If your idea of New Mexico is based solely on breakfast burritos, lowland deserts and the blue stuff that got Walter White into a lot of trouble, it's time to lay off the hot sauce - there's more here than meets the eye.

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Underground Wonders of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Guide and tips for visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park with kids

Beneath the Guadalupe Mountains of southern New Mexico lies one of the world’s most extensive cave systems, a network of 119 (and counting) limestone caves that forms the centerpiece of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Its features range from massive chambers (like the 357,469-square-foot Hall of the Giants) to fanciful formations (Totem Pole, Rock of Ages) to eerie and mysterious nooks (the Bottomless Pit, Lake of Clouds). Self-guided tours give you access to the main chambers, but for a…

15 experiences you can only have in New Mexico

Beneath the Guadalupe Mountains of southern New Mexico lies one of the world’s most extensive cave systems, a network of 119 (and counting) limestone caves that forms the centerpiece of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Its features range from massive chambers (like the 357,469-square-foot Hall of the Giants) to fanciful formations (Totem Pole, Rock of Ages) to eerie and mysterious nooks (the Bottomless Pit, Lake of Clouds). Self-guided tours give you access to the main chambers, but for a…

Visitor looking at natural entrance from below. Carlsbad Caverns National Park ( color)

Visitor looking at natural entrance from below. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Bat Green River Formation - I have dug at the Green River Formation, (Wyoming) many times....Love it!!

This inch long bat is the most primitive bat known (Eocene Green River Fm). Claws on each finger of its wings indicate it was probably an agile climber and crawled along and under tree branches searching for insects.

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"The Giant Domes in the interior of Carlsbad Cavern, Carlsbad Caverns National Park," New Mexico. (vertical orientation), c.

Images of caverns from around the world | World Heritage Site #106: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Background information, travel tips and guide when visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in New Mexico.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Big Room Tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Read about our road trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park camping, hiking, exploring the caves, watching the bat flight and enjoying this wonderful park!

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Big Room (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM): Address, Phone Number, Cavern & Cave Reviews - TripAdvisor

Big Room (Carlsbad Caverns National Park) - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

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