Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico (with Map & Photos)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park was created to preserve Carlsbad Caverns and the many other caves in the region. It is located in the USA, in the southeast of the state of New Mexico, 30 km. southwest of Carlsbad. In total, the park consists of 83 karst caves, surprising with the beauty of mineral formations. The caves are 250 million years old.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns is a real underground labyrinth that will be very interesting for both beginners and avid speleologists. For lovers of comfortable excursions, there are elevators, electric lighting and paved paths. For fans of more extreme walks, there is a special excursion where you will have to crawl on your stomach, climb rope ladders, swim across ponds, climb through cracks and rock climb.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

An evening flight from the Carlsbad Bat Cave, a species of Brazilian folded lip, is one of the main tourist attractions in the park. The Brazilian foldlip is a colonial species that feeds exclusively on insects. Colonies in Carlsbad Cave are made up primarily of females, who give birth to their young from June to late July, before moving to Mexico for the winter.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

On the surface of the park there are no less impressive places. For example, the mini-oasis of Rattlesnake Springs, which is rich in various species of birds, reptiles, mammals and butterflies. Also here you can enjoy the view of beautiful mountains, forests and desert.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Map