Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns are a national park in New Mexico. The caverns are the fifth largest in the United States.

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What is the depth of the Carlsbad Caverns in miles?

The deepest point in Carlsbad Cavern, the park's tour cave, is 1037 feet below the surface, or 0.196 miles. However, this area is not open to the public. The deepest point the public visits is about 830 feet underground.

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What is the location of Carlsbad Caverns?

Carlsbad CavernsCarlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the southeast corner of New Mexico, about 23 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico and 150 miles east of El Paso, Texas.
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Where is carlsbad cavern national park located?

New Mexico

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Driving time from Tucson AZ to Carlsbad Caverns NM?

Google Maps estimates the driving time as 8 hours and 18 minutes.

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What kind of animals you see at carlsbad caverns?

bats

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What leaves the Carlsbad Caverns at dusk and returns at dawn?

bat

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Is carlsbad caverns and mammoth caves connected?

No. Mammoth Cave is in Kentucky and Carlsbad Caverns is in New Mexico.

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How many miles to Carlsbad Caverns in NM from Denver CO?

According to Google Maps, 608 miles.

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What year did carlsbad caverns become a national park?

In 1930, US Congress created Carlsbad Caverns National Park from the same area previously protected as Carlsbad Cave National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge.

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What is the temperature in Carlsbad Cavern Caves?

Typically, the temperature within any cave remains relatively constant despite changing seasons and temperatures outside. A cave's temperature often reflects the average temperature of the land in which it exists, with deviation from that based on the elevation and size of the cave's entrance(s).

The temperature of the caves within Carlsbad Caverns National Park ranges from 56°F (13°C) inside Carlsbad Cavern, the park's most famous tour cave, up to about 70°F. Within the park's large caves which extend to depths over 1000 feet (300 meters) from the surface, there may be a difference in temperature depending on the depth. For example, the temperature of the Big Room of Carlsbad Cavern, at a depth of 750 feet (about 230 meters) below the surface, is 56°F (13°C). (The Big Room, an area of 8.2 acres, is the most famous and most visited part of the cave.) But, in the cave chamber at the deepest known point of Carlsbad Cavern, called the Lake of the Clouds, an area not open to the public for several reasons, is 68°F. Without going into too much detail, the Big Room is unusually cold for a cave in the Guadalupe Mountains and that's because the enormous natural opening and the vast size of the rooms allows cold winter air to sink into the depths and becomes "trapped".

Outdoors, Carlsbad Caverns National Park's average annual high temperature is 74°F and the average annual low temperature is 50°F with a mean annual temperature of 63°F. (In the summer,average highs are in the 90°s F, in the winter the average highs are in the 50°s and 60°s F.)

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How did the Carlsbad Caverns form?

Carlsbad Caverns are made of limestone. It is near an oil reserve so hydrogen sulfide from the oil formed sulfuric acid which ate some of the limestone.

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What is there to do in Carlsbad Caverns?

Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains nearly 47,000 acres of rugged desert landscape. In addition to touring the caves, visitors attend ranger programs on a variety of subjects, watch wildlife, picnic, drive the scenic loop road, and hike backcountry trails. Carlsbad Cavern is the main tour cave, with three miles of paved trails. There are two self-guided tour routes - the steep and difficult Natural Entrance Route and the partially wheelchair accessible Big Room Route. There are also a variety of guided tours available which range in length and difficulty. Elevators are available to deliver visitors to the cave's Big Room level and return them to the Visitor Center.

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Where is the Carlsbad Caverns located?

It is in New Mexico.

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What is Carlsbad Caverns Treasure?

underground lunchroom.

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How big is Carlsbad Caverns?

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Carlsbad Caverns

What continent is Carlsbad caverns located?

North America

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Is carlsbad caverns still fully open to the public?

Yes. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is open everyday except on Christmas, weather and road conditions permitting.

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What is distance between Taos and Carlsbad Caverns?

360 miles

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How does Carlsbad Caverns effect New Mexico?

It is an excellent tourist destination.

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What do the Carlsbad caverns look like?

Visit the park or the photo gallery on their web site to find out.

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What is the big room at Carlsbad Caverns?

The Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

The big room is the largest single underground Chamber in the world. It is about 2,000 feet long and an average of 600 feet wide, an average 200 feet high, and covers an area of 12 to 14 acres. The people in this picture are on on one of the regular tours. The largest number of people to tour the caverns in one day was over 7,500. The Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

The big room is the largest single underground Chamber in the world. It is about 2,000 feet long and an average of 600 feet wide, an average 200 feet high, and covers an area of 12 to 14 acres. The people in this picture are on on one of the regular tours. The largest number of people to tour the caverns in one day was over 7,500.

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What state are the carlsbad caverns in?

New Mexico

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Who designated Carlsbad caverns as a national park?

It was Jim White.

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Did Jim White find carlsbad caverns?

Jim white found Carlsbad caverns when he was drunk one day he was walking around the place he was at so he was a fat drunk and drank all day long like a fat girl and his nickname was Lorena

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What is the special treasure of Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico?

According to the National Park Service, "These caves contain some geologically unique and rare cave formations. This area contains one of the best-preserved, exposed Permian Age fossil reefs in the world. The park caves provide a unique opportunity to view a fossil reef from the inside.

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