Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#1 of 11 in Parks in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • Words can’t describe how it feels to descend so far into a place where nature did not intend mankind to go, with no natural lighting or natural paths that descend into the void. Once you’re there...  more »
  • There wasn’t much there in the city near by but the Caverns are majestic! No other description needed. You will feel otherworldly down there.  more »

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