Carlsbad Caverns

Whether you want to explore the giant caves on your own, or on a guided ranger tour (book at least 48 hours in advance), you too will be mesmerized by these ancient underground spaces as well as the Chihuahuan Desert landscape above ground. And if bats are your thing, you will be one happy camper as you partake in the Bat Flight Program offered each evening (late May-October, with the best viewing opportunities in Aug and Sep) which allows you to view thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats leaving the cave to feed. If that many bats are a little too much for you to handle, you could choose to attend a Night Sky Program instead (Star Walk or Moon Hike, minimum ages apply for each) which normally takes place immediately following the Bat Flight Program. Enjoy everything above and below in this very unique location in Southern New Mexico!