• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

Area Attractions

Queen's Chamber - Image by Jones

The Queen's Chamber

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Be sure visit our sister park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is located South of Carlsbad, NM. It is a great park to visit and take in the awe of a cave system. From the large "Natural Entrance," to the evening bat flight, it has many wonders to enjoy.

 

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

At the northern edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico sits a hidden treasure. Home to more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulent plants from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, visitors discover many faces of the Chihuahuan Desert, from sand dunes and pygmy forest to the desert floor.

Did You Know?

Flowers of the desert willow are perfectly formed for the fat, rounded bodies of bees.

The long narrow leaves of the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) gives it its common name, but it is not a true willow. It is beautiful when in bloom, and provides valuable nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other insects.