In the Chihuahuan desert, among flowering cactus and rocky canyons, stands this phenomenal natural wonder. Formed from sulfuric acid-dissolved limestone, Carlsbad has more than 119 caverns. Cave exploration is available via two trails. The Big Room Trail has an easy terrain and wanders over 1.25 miles. One noted visitor claims it’s like the Grand Canyon with a roof. Some of this trail is wheelchair accessible. The National Entrance Trail is tough and not recommended for visitors. From May through October, bats stream from the cave nightly. You can meet with a ranger and watch the bat flight phenomenon in comfort at the nearby amphitheater.
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