Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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  • Got into Carlsbad, NM in mid afternoon and decided to try and catch the bat flight. Remember it’s Nov and sunset is at about 4:45. We got to the parking lot just as the sun was setting and hurried....  more »
  • WOW! We have visited the caverns before, but never during the 'bat season'. It was late October for this visit and the rangers in the park could not guarantee a flight, but we were there and...  more »
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  • This is a must visit and be prepared to be blown away. We visited two consecutive days. The first day we toured the Big Room which was laden with stalagmites and stalactites which form highly intricate rock sculptures. The path is man made concrete with a hand rail and is well lit. The bat flight show is amazing at dusk, even though that night the bats trickled out, rather than funneled out. We went back on day two and walked into the bat cave entrance. This was an entirely different walk. Much darker and smelling of both bird and bat guano, the cave is shared by swallows and bats. Some bats were still flying within at 10:30 am. This a downhill walk and is much more dark and wet. The cave is extensive with formations of varied natural design. You can see holes deep into the earth and some fallen rocks. So wonderfully interesting and beautiful.
  • Very well run by the staff. We took the Kings Palace tour and absolutely loved every minute. Food is very good too. Would strongly recommend a visit. I have visited several caverns and this one was incredible! We drove 1000 miles to get here and my kids agreed it was worth every mile.

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