If I had to describe the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico in one word: WAUW!
Don’t forget to bring your America the Beautiful Pass if you got that.
We start the 2 self-guided trails: The Natural Entrance and the Big Room – both 1.25 miles long. 750 feet underground (229 meters), the trails take us across giant, overly impressive stalagmites, stalactites and columns, covered in soda straws and popcorn (we learned a few fancy words today).
Fairyland (what an appropriate name), hall of giants and the bottomless pit, mirror lake.. We saw it all! Sometimes pictures say nothing; I’d recommend visiting yourself and check this must-see off your list 🙂
From April to October the Carlsbad Caverns are home to thousands of bats, that fly out at dusk. While this spectacle might definitely be worth visiting for, our wintertime visit with very few people around was an awesome experience. So great to walk the trails at your own pace and to enjoy the sound of silence!