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One of millions of formations in the Carlsbad Caverns Big Room. It's not the best, but is certainly interesting since you're going to pass it anyway. Why this is a separate TA entry from the Big Room is beyond me.
In a place with such variety of cave formations, this is another interesting one. The name is easily recognizable when viewed in the tour. Must have been quite a sight when first identified with a kerosene lantern.
There's so much to see in Carlsbad Caverns but you can't miss this unique formation. As you're walking around The Big Room Route...there are signs that high-light specific formations...The Lion's Tail is one of them...and ,yes, they look like lion's tails.
I perused TripAdvisor prior to going here so I knew some of the key things to look for. This was fun to see in person and because of the name, was comical to imagine it being a lion's tail hanging from the ceiling. While it...More
There are signs marking the location of the Lions Tail in the Big Room so you can't miss it. You walk along the trail of the Big Room, see the sign, look up and there it is. Crazy looking stalactite and one of many.
The Lion’s Tail is a stalactite located near the beginning of the self-guided Big Room tour that looks amazingly like a Lion’s Tail. Located a little past the Giant Dome on the right hand side, keep careful watch to find it as it is best...More