A tip for vistors to Carlsbad Caverns...
The entrance to the park is a good 20+ miles from the city of Carlsbad.
Then another 5+ to parking lot.
We took a chance and headed to park to see if anything was available, Plus we wanted to see the bats at sunset, then tour caves the next morning.
There is a White's Campground just outside of park with full hook-ups for $22.
And 3 motels with pools that you can use if your camping.
Was perfect location for us.
Get the audio guide if your self touring, one unit is good for two people.
If you do a Ranger Guide, you get to see more, and they turn out the lights.
All trails are down hill, or level and very easy, at end you get to ride the elevator back up.
Lunch is available at the bottom, is not what it used to be.
More like what you would find at a 7/11...no more box lunches.
Great place to bring the kids!
Bats head south to Mexico in November, return early spring.
They fly out each day about 1 hour before sunset, so get there early.
White's Campground...far right is for big rigs.