Slaughter Canyon Cave, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#6 of 11 in Parks in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. See Slaughter Canyon Cave and all Carlsbad Caverns National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Carlsbad Caverns National Park online driving holiday planner.
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  • My husband booked the Slaughter Canyon cave tour for the two of us on our recent visit to Carlsbad. Having never been in a cave before, I read lots of reviews of this ranger-guided tour to...  more »
  • Impressive formation in the Caverns. You just follow the trail to see it. I can't belive how the first exploreser felt when they found it.  more »
  • This was a wonderful adventure. The hike up, the tour in the cave and the hike down. All amazing. Thank you!
  • There is a hike with a 500 foot elevation gain out in the desert before getting to the cave. The trail has loose rocks and gravel, which many people weren't expecting for a cave tour. Bring shoes with good grip. Also note that this isn't part of the main cavern, so if you take a tour here you drive from the visitor's center. The interior of the cave is darker is color than the main cavern which makes things a bit harder to see, especially with lighting by headlamps.

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