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Carlsbad Caverns - options from Roswell without a car

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Carlsbad Caverns - options from Roswell without a car

Are there any escorted day trips to Carlsbad Caverns out of Roswell? My teenage daughter and I will be going to the UFO festival in Roswell, and want to visit the Carlsbad Caverns and see the bats at night. I'd prefer to return to our hotel in Roswell afterward, but am not comfortable driving for long distances at night. Are there any reliable tour or transport options available, or should I start looking for a place to spend the night in Carlsbad?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Carlsbad Caverns - options from Roswell without a car

I have looked, did not find any tours. I would just drive to Carlsbad on your own... then after the bats fly out, stay in Carlsbad. There also is a motel right at the entrance to the caverns park, White's City.

Maybe someone will post with more info.

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2. Re: Carlsbad Caverns - options from Roswell without a car

It is a little less than 100 miles from Roswell to Whites City, and the road, while not freeway, is quite good. I don’t know for sure, but would be surprised to find any sort of tour to Carlsbad from Roswell, so I think driving will be your only choice. It’s an easy, level drive (not like some of your notches), but it would probably be less stressful to spend the night in Whites City (which is about 20 miles south of the city of Carlsbad, and right next to the caverns).

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3. Re: Carlsbad Caverns - options from Roswell without a car

Thanks very much for your quick replies! We'll plan to stay near the caverns for the night either at the start or end of our Roswell visit.

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