The last stop of our Easter weekend road trip was the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is one of the largest caves in the world and the deepest cave in the US, as it is found around 500 m under ground.
In summer and fall you can hike from the outside into the cave and watch the bats flying out of the cave close to sunrise and sunset. As we were visiting in April, we had to take the elevator down.
There are a couple of interesting trails through the caves and it takes about 60-90 minutes to pass through it… when there is no one but you.
We were so late that we were one of the last people down there so we had rather free range down there and could roam around like we wanted to.
Once again we had lost out Dutchie for this picture so it is only 9/10, 500m under the surface, somewhere in the Chihuahua desert.
It was a great way to end our road trip.
Soon after we left the cave, we grabbed dinner at a Subway nearby and headed home. Carlsbad is so close to the Mexican border that you might encounter boarder control along the way.
On the way back home – through Roswell, much Alien related stuff – the sun set early and it started to rain.