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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually...

Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet deep.

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Another spectacular spot

I can only imagine what this must have looked like when the first explorers came to the cave with lanterns. This spot along the Big Room trail must have seemed like an abyss. All... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
JimMcRV
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Orlando, Florida
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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778 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently, they have now discovered that this isn't really bottomless but it certainly looks it. There is an interesting info board just next to this telling you about it.

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Thank cazbatt
Michigan
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404 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Caverns are so amazing. The Bottomless Pit is one of the many impressive formations in the caverns. It looks like an abyss, but it is just a very deep pit. There is so much to see in the Caverns.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

There are so many places in the cavern it's unreal. This is just one of the many marvels in the cave system. Everything is labeled so you know what you are looking at. Bring a small light to help on the way.

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Thank Will H
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I can only imagine what this must have looked like when the first explorers came to the cave with lanterns. This spot along the Big Room trail must have seemed like an abyss. All amazing.

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Thank JimMcRV
Denver, Colorado
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197 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

You can't go all the way done there after traveling through the dessert and not see it all! There are loops in the caverns and it does take a few hours to see it all but why go if you don't experience it all! It is Mother Nature at her finest! The paths once you are at r The bottom... More 

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Thank Marlene S
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is just a stop as you are walking thru the cavern...look down in a dark, black hole and that was once thought to be bottomless, now it has been found yo be 140feet deep.

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Thank Cherie P
Del Rio, Texas
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258 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Went here as a child, and returned with our three children. As a child, the box lunch available at the restaurant in the cavern big room included an orange. The big thing, that was encouraged by the restaurant staff and the rangers, was to toss the orange into the black darkness of the bottomless pit. When we took our three... More 

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1 Thank djfluth
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My daughter and I drov from California to see this cave as well as other southwestern National Parks. Attempts at getting a good photo of this one failed.

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Thank Pam B
Marysville, Washington
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411 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Look deep down and you can't see the bottom while on the self guided tour. Enjoy your trip to Carlsbad Caverns.

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Thank western u
Houston, Tx
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was an area that was so deep and because you have very little light, you can not see the bottom.

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Thank jbarrow

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