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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Only the truly adventurous ( and fit ) should consider this four-hour...

Only the truly adventurous ( and fit ) should consider this four-hour guided tour of one of Carlsbad Caverns' most captivating caves. Involves crawling through tight spaces, walking on slippery surfaces and getting dirty.

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These are amazing formations that have taken many years to form....if you use your flashlight on your phone you can see what the formation looks like in the light....

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
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Marysville, Washington
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ranger Mark and Casey (sp?) were great. They will lock up your wallet and keys in a room while you go on the tour. You need 3 batteries per person. They provide the helmet with light, gloves and knee pads. Wear something long sleeved and jeans or something else that is tough and you don't mind getting dirty and partly... More 

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Houston, Tx
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

These are amazing formations that have taken many years to form....if you use your flashlight on your phone you can see what the formation looks like in the light....

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Thank jbarrow
Belton, Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Everything in the cave is pretty neat, but this was my wife's favorite part of the Big Room. Great formations, and to know how long it took to form it is impressive.

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Safford, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a tough and intense tour. It really does live up to it's "very strenuous" rating. I consider myself pretty claustrophobic, and I almost chickened out in the first 60 seconds, but I am glad I stuck to it. What an amazing experience. I am 6'1", 260, and have a 40" waist. I barely, and I really mean JUST... More 

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2 Thank HancockFam2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

3/4 of a mile in and back out the same route. Much of that (maybe 200 yards) is on your belly -- not on your hands and knees. Be in shape and don't be claustrophobic. Only 8 people per week are "privileged" to go on this tour (with two guides).

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You need to be fit, if you are not fit but you are bold enough afford the possibility of breaking a bone, go ahead, you don't have to be skinny but it helps, otherwise you have to be squeezable, no knee problems, no claustrophobics or people afraid of darkness or heights. I felt a little guilty to walk, well crawl... More 

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1 Thank omniavincit7
Juneau, Alaska
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Full Disclosure: I have been to caves before but I am not a spelunker/caver. I don't know how to climb a rope and I am not that physically fit. I am a couch potato on most days. With that being said, I was able to do this. I must say, I signed up for this tour but I had anxiety... More 

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11 Thank Jaidjen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It is what it is... Great White Giant. as part of the road trip we came to see this and we were in no way disappointed.

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1 Thank Elizebeth T
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is probably one of the most intense guided cave tours available, so be prepared for it. That being said, my 60 year old mother made it through just fine.

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2 Thank CouponTravelGuy
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My ranger Walter was right. He said when we finished this tour we would feel like we accomplished something and he was right! I was anxious when my boyfriend picked a tour labeled very strenuous but I mastered it. It is strenuous, there ate very tight spaces and pulling yourself using ropes but nothing you cannot master with a little... More 

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