Originally Posted by myrnaw
We will be in the area the second week in January pulling a 34 foot trailer. The map shows 8751 foot elevation. That sounds scary to me pulling a trailer. How are the roads? We have been to Carlsbad before but plan to go again. Do we want to leave the Airstream somewhere else? I really don't remember how the terrain was around Carlsbad. It has been many years since we were there. Probally about 30 years ago and without a trailer.
The 8,751 foot elevation is at the top of the mountain, the road is several thousand feet lower and s a wide, very nice driving with rollong hills, only one or two that are a little steeper but they aren't very long grades.
The Guadalupe NP has some RV sites and parking for Trailers and Motorized RV's, as best I remember thay don't have water and elec to each site but do have community water available along with nice restrooms and showers.
Carlsbad has several private Rv camping ares, also there is Brantley Lake State Park just a few minutes North of Carlsbad, it has elec and water at each site and nice restrooms with showers also. This sets on the edge of Brantley Lake.