I'm planning a trip to the Carlsbad/ Guadalupe Mountains NP area for this upcoming May. It will be myself, dh, three kids ages 10,10, 9. We're interested in scenery, wildlife, and short-ish hikes.
As of now, we're planning on staying at the Rodeway Inn at White's City, and making day trips into the park. I've got two days set aside for Carlsbad Caverns, and am considering three days for Guadalupe Mountains NP. Is that too much time, considering we won't be doing any of the strenous hikes like Guadalupe Peak? The reason for three days is I figured we could do McKitterick (sp) Canyon one day (would like to hike as far as the Grotto), do the Visitor Center, Pinery, and Fijoles Ranch the second day (including the loop hike around the springs), and then the third day for Dog Canyon (I'll be posting a separate question about that....).
Any other "must sees" in the National Park I should add to our list?