Carlsbad Travel Guide

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Carlsbad is a town of about 25,000 population located in New Mexico. Predominately originating as a mining town, today over 11K area residents are employed by WIPP and many of the others still work at the Potash mines. However, the area is slowly growing as a low-cost family vacation destination due to improvements in the Pecos river water/beach sites and addition of the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.

Located about 18 miles away to the south in White's City is the famous Carlsbad Caverns that attract visitors from all over the world.

Carlsbad is a small town with a slower beat making it a comfortable place to stay.

An attraction that many visitors skip is the Sitting Bull Waterfall, located about 40 miles from town. The turnoff from the highway onto Dark Canyon Rd. is well marked, and from there it's 36 miles to the parking area.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in southeastern New Mexico. The primary attraction of the park for most visitors is Carlsbad Caverns. Visitors to the cave can hike in on their own v…
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