Regional map showing Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks.
Map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
|U.S. 62, from El Paso to Carlsbad Caverns, would be another worthy contender for "Loneliest Road in America."|
|West of the highway, the hills are an erosionally resistant Paleozoic reef.|
Entrance to the park.
Below: the drive to the caverns leads up a tedious and not especially scenic canyon.
|The garish orange streak is fire retardant sprayed during a recent fire.|
|Carlsbad, rather than Mammoth Cave, is the place to see cave formations.|
Above: looking south into Texas. Imagine you're on a Paleozoic sea floor,
standing on the reef edge, with deep sea stretching off into the distance.|
Left and below: El Capitan and the Guadalupe Mountains to the southwest.
Created 7 April 2003, Last Update 24 July 2012
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