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 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

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Last updated: December 26, 2017

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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