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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Natural Entrance no elevator,yikes!

Just a friendly warning, hiking in easy peasy, though I walked backwards a few times to give my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lainabelyn
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Orange County, California
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Old fashioned family fun

On a family road trip we decided to take a small detour to visit the Carlsbad Caverns. It was one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy E
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League City, Texas, United States
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“self guided tour” (134 reviews)
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3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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"great room"
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"down hill"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a friendly warning, hiking in easy peasy, though I walked backwards a few times to give my knees a break. Hiking out, due to no working elevators, oh my gosh, I had serious trouble! I had to stop and sit down to keep from...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a family road trip we decided to take a small detour to visit the Carlsbad Caverns. It was one of the best detours ever and so glad we did! We had 3 small children with us ranging in age 4 to 10 and we...More

Thank Amy E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At Carlsbad Caverns, you can choose to take the 45-60 minute hike through the natural entrance or go down the elevators. We rented the self-guided tour recordings, and those give some good information if you can manage to see to push the buttons as you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience for my wife, grand kids and myself. We totally enjoyed the lobby, the opening, the walk down to the big room, the big room, and the beautiful scenes. The tour was great.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed getting out of the heat and into the coolness of this stunning cave- definitely recommended if you are in the area. Come early to avoid Long lines!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though this is not on the Wonders of the World list, it will make yours if you go here. There is so much to see and do. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow!this was my husband's dream to take his family here. I wasn't that excited but went along. We are a family of 9(2 small grandsons) To see the caverns is a must! It is truly amazing and a wonder. We walked into the cavern and...More

Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a spectacular place!!! Completely in awe! We rode the elevator down to the Big Room (broken ankle not completely healed), all the way down 750 feet to the bottom! What a ride! It is a mile plus walk through the pathway, which has a...More

Thank Ronald J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best National Park That has Caverns! We took the 750 foot hike down into the caverns. My favorite part was seeing all of the bats zooming in and out of the cave! We took the elevator back up. There is...More

2  Thank Marna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We elected to take the self guided tour at the natural entrance. There are (I think) 60 switchbacks on the path and the total descent is about 750 feet. Some of the slopes are fairly steep. It is dimly lit and a bit spooky for...More

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kpotts04
June 17, 2018|
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Response from anacotton27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is confusing... I believe they want all visitors to start hiking before 4pm. I know the hike is about 1 hour going and another 1 hiking up. When I went I make sure to call first and their recommendation was to be... More
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Sapphire S
May 2, 2018|
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Response from ki0ki | Reviewed this property |
extra for the ranger led tour
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