6 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park Itinerary

6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Giant Dome. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lion's Tail and Slaughter Canyon Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Runyan Ranches (in Mayhill) and Permian Reef Geology Trail (in Guadalupe Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, explore the activities along Rattlesnake Springs, and get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

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In May in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Permian Reef Geology Trail, Runyan Ranches
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Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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