Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below
High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus and desert wildlife – treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 known caves – all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.
Hiking down the Natural Entrance, looking back at the last bit of daylight.
Double rainbow against the desert sky
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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220
EXPLORE. DISCOVER. MAKE MEMORIES.