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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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My Wife's Favorite

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Belton, Texas
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Belton, Texas
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92 reviews
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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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Juneau, Alaska
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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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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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Lakeway, Texas
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you've walked caves as a tourist, this gives you a chance to see what it's like to visit one that's off the beaten trail. It requires crawling, sliding, climbing, and squirming your way through a few tight spots. Lots of places to actually stand and walk as well. It is a small tour, 8 folk plus a couple of... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This tour is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you are claustrophobic, scared if heights or the dark this is not for you. You will be doing a lot of crawling and squeezing through tight spaces. Also includes a 20' to 25' vertical rope climb up slippery rocks, having to use all body parts for leverage. Also a... More 

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