5 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

5 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lion's Tail and Big Room. Step out of Carlsbad Caverns National Park with an excursion to Permian Reef Geology Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the activities along Green Lake, Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, and explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant.

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In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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