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Near Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

 
 
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker
Inscription. These vast and magnificent caverns contain over 21 miles of explored corridors. The chambers contain countless stalactites and stalagmites unrivaled in size and beauty. The caverns are within a reef that formed in an ancient sea 240 million years ago. Millions of years later, the reef was fractured, allowing ground water to begin work fashioning the caverns.
 
Location. 32° 10.552′ N, 104° 22.317′ W. Marker is near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 62 at milepost 16, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 5.5 miles away); Guadalupe Mountains (approx. 8.2 miles away); Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Features
 
<i>Back of </i>Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker
The cave entrance image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo
4. The cave entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Interior photos of the cavern. • Can you help?
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