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Go Batty in Carlsbad Caverns

Go Batty in Carlsbad Caverns

Did you know that Carlsbad Caverns is growing?

The caverns have been explored for more than a century but continue to surprise explorers as they uncover new areas to the cave system, like the discovery of Halloween Hall in 2013. The most exciting part of the Halloween Hall discovery is that there may be much more to explore.

Today you can sign up for several ranger guided adventure tours to Left Hand Tunnel, Lower Cave, Hall of the White Giant, Slaughter Canyon Cave and Spider Cave.  Each tour has it’s own degree of difficulty so be sure that you can handle the basic requirements.
The White Giant 

Left Hand Tunnel   

The Left Hand Tunnel tour is a historic candle-lit lantern tour through an undeveloped section of the cave on unpaved trails, much like it looked when discovered.

Learn the history of the discovery and development of Carlsbad Cave National Park. The trails are sometimes steep and slippery and sturdy hiking books are required. No backpacks allowed. Check for other restrictions.

If seeing the bat flight is the reason for your visit, be aware that the bats migrate in winter. They inhabit the caves from Mid-April through October. July and August is a fun time to visit as the baby bats are beginning to join in the night hunt for insects.

For easy access to the Caverns and other attractions in this area of southern New Mexico, park your RV at the Carlsbad KOA. Located halfway between Carlsbad and Artesia, the campground features 104 sites, all pull through, with 30/50 amp.

Other amenities at the campground include:

6000 Sq. Ft. Clubhouse

Campground Store


Swimming Pool

Hot Tub



Exercise Room

Tanning Room

Playground for the Children

Carlsbad KOA   

A couple of very nice touches are the Premium Patio Buddy sites and the BBQ Dinner you can order and have delivered to your site! Your host, Scott, smokes brisket, pork and baby back ribs over mesquite and pecan wood for a fabulous taste treat! Sides and desserts are available too but you better place your order early.

Other area attractions to explore and enjoy include the Living Desert Zoo and Garden Park, Brantley Lake State Park, Sitting Bull Falls and Roaring Spring.  You will find many places to enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing and whitewater rafting.  If you enjoy stargazing and astronomy be sure to bring your telescope!  The night skies in southern New Mexico are wonderful!  You will see more stars than in other areas of the country because of the altitude and less light pollution.

Other major attractions like White Sands National Park, the Sun Spot Observatory in Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ski Apache, Cloudcroft Ski Area, Bonita Lake, the UFO Museum in Roswell, Goddard Planetarium and Museum and the WIPP site are within a days drive.  For you golfers there is the Lake Carlsbad Golf Course, the Carlsbad City Golf Course, Riverside Country Club and the Artesia Country Club.

UFO Museum 

For traveling in style and comfort to places like Carlsbad Caverns National Park, come to Rocky Mountain RV and Marine for a large selection of motor homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers.  Our expertly trained and friendly sales associates will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect RV for the type of lifestyle you want to enjoy!

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