Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • We did the self-guided tour of the Big Room. This could be a 2 hour visit. There are many places to stop along a well marked trail to view the different formations. The path is fairly flat, with a.....  more »
  • It's hard to divvy up Carlsbad Caverns into sections. Each is so spectacular. And where does one end and antoher begin? The Big Room is just that, BIG. It's about a mile around. We spent probably...  more »

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