Carlsbad Caverns National Park Things to Do

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    Popcorn

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    Popcorn formations occur when water evaporates leaving behind Aragonite Crystals. These crystals have a different crystal structure from calcite causing this unique form.

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    Lion's Tail

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    This is one of the types of formations you will see on the Big Room Trail. It is called the “Lion’s Tail” and is stalactites covered with a formation called popcorn.

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    The Boneyard

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    This is called the “Boneyard” because the formations on the walls reminded early explorers of bones. This type of formation occurred of weakly acidic water seeping into the limestone.

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    Green Lake Room

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    This area is called the “Green Lake Room”, you cannot gain access to the actual room just view it from afar.

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    Iceberg Rock

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    “Iceberg Rock” is a 200,000 ton rock that fell from the ceiling thousands of years ago. I sure hope no one is inside the cavern when the next one falls.

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    Whale's Mouth

    by Basaic Written Feb 25, 2010

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    One of the interesting formations that you can see along the Natural Entrance Trail is called “Whale’s Mouth”. Here are photos with and without a flash.

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    Bat Amphitheater

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    This is the amphitheater where you can watch the bats exit the cavern. Cameras are not allowed at the show.

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    Once Inside the Cave...

    by Shihar Updated Aug 7, 2006

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    It is very dark inside.. your eyes will of course adjust ,but your camera will not ,even with flash.

    Here are the best photos that came out within the cave.

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    Formations

    by shdw100 Written Aug 6, 2004

    Inside the cave, there are many different natural formations. Each one is appealing and leaves to you wonder about how nature creates such spectacular stuff! It really is cool!

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    All in the Details

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Another formation among the strange rolls, tubes and cones downstairs in the Big Room and elsewhere.

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    The Real Draw

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The good stuff at Carlsbad are the odd formations that stand much higher than yourself. There are plenty of fat and pudgy stalagmites below.

    typical stalagmite in Carlsbad
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