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Address: Carlsbad Cavern, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 1.877.444.6777
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we took several guided tours and this was by far the best. It is somewhat challenging getting down there, but well worth the effort. Indescribably great

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we took several guided tours and this was by far the best. It is somewhat challenging getting down there, but well worth the effort. Indescribably great

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As many other people have reviewed, this is WAY beyond the self-guided tour, or even the King's Palace or Left Hand Tunnel tours. This is more than a tour...it is an adventure. There is no lighting installed in the cavern, and the only way you can see is by the headlamp on your helmet that they provide. It makes for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This unique tour is offered 3 times per week to small groups (up to 12?). We booked the tour several months in advance. Two park Rangers accompany the group and explain what is to be seen. Our Rangers, Josh and Jeff, encouraged questions and pointed out things that remain mysteries to this day, such as cracked columns - why did... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had so much fun wandering around for hours having fun & taking in all the beauty hidden underground. It was amazing! Loved it!

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santa barbara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

we visited this December after Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio. The Carlsbad Caverns are. Simply huge! Simply wonderful caverns this big exist 800+ feet under ground. The self guided tour takes a couple hours taking your time. You take the elevators down and walk along pathways in a loop around the caverns. We walked I awe to how huge... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is the last tour I did when I went to Carlsbad Caverns. It was about 2-3 hours long and starts at 8:30 am. This tour also had an orientation. The rangers discussed what to expect during the tour. They also provided headlamps and gloves. You need to have batteries with you for this tour but in case you don't,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really nice cave tour. Exceeded my expectations. Lots of formations to see up close. Part of the fun is the beginning. A gate off the Big Room leads you to a hole in the cave you probably never noticed. You get gloves a helmet with a light (BRING 3 AA batteries which you can buy in the visitors center up... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Rangers were very good on this tour and also very concerned about our safety. Descending down the rope and ladders was done in a very controlled and safe manner from the big room. We saw bats that were entombed in the cave in different manners. The Rookery was an amazing sight and the place where the old Jim White ladder... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The ranger led lower cave tour is a great way to experience Carlsbad Caverns away from the crowds. The number of participants on each tour is limited, so we reserved ahead on recreation.gov to make sure we had a spot. Our tour was co-led by two rangers who talked about geology, climate, discovery, and preservation of the cave. In our... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took this guided tour the Tuesday after Labor Day and enjoyed our ten person tour group. After a fitting for gloves and helmets, the elevators whisked us down into the caverns. We backed down a sloped rock face via a knotted rope and then scaled down three ladders of varying lengths. Any person of average strength and no serious... More 

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