Carlsbad Cavern National Park (USA) Reviews
Description:Country: USA / World Region: North America / "Carlsbad Cavern, located near Carlsbad, New Mexico is one of the ... more
Carlsbad Cavern National Park (USA) ... world's largest underground chambers and countless formations, is highly accessible, with a variety of tours offered year-round. Established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a Permian-age fossil reef, the park contains over 85 known caves, including Lechuguilla Cave—the nation's deepest limestone cave at 1,567 feet (478m) and third longest. "
Newest Review: ... being guided. The guided tours cost extra and go to slightly different parts of the caves. I've only ever done the free tour so can't comment on the others. The main cave is huge! Apparently it was used to film 'journey to the centre of the earth'. You can either descend by lift or walk in (a mile down a GENTLY descending path) which is well worth it! There are signs around the visitors ... more
Customer Carlsbad Cavern National Park (USA) Reviews (2)
by - written on 26/04/07 (Very useful, 50 readings)
I've had the good fortune to be able to visit Carlsbad Cavern National Park twice! It is in the South East corner of the state of New Mexico and thus is a fairly remote place to visit. That is the downside. The plus point to this remoteness is that even in the height of the tourist season it is not likely to be heaving like many of the other national parks in the states. The main attraction of the park is obviously the caverns but there are also a few trails to explore. The caverns are fairly cheap to enter and you get the choice of many different tours, all but one being guided. The guided tours cost extra and go to slightly different parts of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/00, updated on 15/10/00 (Very useful, 77 readings)
Carlsbad Caverns are Mother Nature's very own Santa's Grotto- a magical subterranean wonderland buried more than 750 feet beneath the majestic landscape of the Guadalupe Mountains. It is hard to believe that the underground fantasyland that greets you half a mile beneath the surface is anything more than the work of some celestial being. According to the egg-heads, however, this awe-inspiring network of stalagmites, stalactites, drapes and helictites are merely a result of calcite deposits formed over a period of about 500,000 years when a solution of water and limestone dripped down into the caverns. The Big Room located at the heart of ... Read the complete review
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