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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

Address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Sherman, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My son and I traveled, as most do, a long way to get here. We went down the natural entrance, hike the cavern for 2 hours, and exited by the elevator. We got there early, and had the cave to ourselves, practically. The cavern and the wondrous formations speak for themselves, if you like caving, this place is for real.... More 

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Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We're from California, so 32 degrees for us is cold!!! The Natural Entrance is definitely the way to start your hike if you want to get the full experience of your hike. The elevator entrance is only recommended if you intend to go back out the elevator entrance and don't intend to go out the Natural Entrance (bat cave) without... More 

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albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went to the Caverns this year when we went to see Carlsbad Christmas on the Pecos lights. It took a little over 3 hours to walk down and then thru the caverns, but was a nice morning well spent. If you are ever in Carlsbad make time to drive out there and do the walk down and see the... More 

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The approach to the park is really lovely with lots to see if you are interested in flora and fauna. Our visit was in early December but still a lot to see. I nearly did not go to the caverns because I do not like lifts and this one does go a long way down. I am so glad I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a large group, mostly kids, and we all had fun. Four adults and 10 kids ranging in age from infant to 14. The visitor center had some interesting things to learn about before you walked the caverns. This included a 3d model of the walk. The rangers we encountered all answered questions and were knowledgeable. No strollers allowed... More 

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Take the elevator down 755 feet and walk around to see national wonders or walk down from the natural cave entrance. The last elevator goes down at 330pm and you need to know if you put this name in your GPS it will take you to the admin offices which are no where near the caverns. The last elevator comes... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Always amazing. Only $10.00 to enter. If you are over 62 you get a lifetime pass that allows entrance to any National Park plus 3 of your guests; so we got 3 adults in for just $10.00. Holiday weekend so lots of visitors in the caverns. Not as quiet as usual but breathtaking and worth the 2 mile hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are in this part of the country you really need to make time to take a tour of the caverns. They are so unique and amazing and they have self guided tours and even guided tours. Tours that elderly people are able to easily walk around and enjoy and even more intense tours. It is a must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My First time here!!! My Husband was here when he was 12 years old, ~ it was so great to experience this magical, breathtaking, absolutely amazing natural wonder together! ALL I CAN SAY IS A MUST, MUST SEE ~ PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST!!!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a great time at the caverns with my family. We took the short trip around the big room, took some magnificent photos. The Big Room circle is 0.6 miles and for your heart rate up. I hadn't been there is 15 years pus and still enjoy the caverns and their staff. Thanks for a great trip!

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