4 days in Roswell & Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

4 days in Roswell & Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Roswell & Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

Start: Boulder
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boulder

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Walker Aviation Musem, cruise along Singing Road, explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Historic District.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Roswell road trip app .

Boulder to Roswell is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Roswell is somewhat warmer than Boulder - with highs of 94°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Singing Road
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Walker Aviation Musem ©
Walker Aviation Musem
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave and then explore the activities along Green Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park tour planner.

Getting from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks
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Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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