Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay
Regional map showing Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks.
Regional map showing topography ofGuadalupe 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
Left and below: El Capitan and the Guadalupe Mountains to the southwest.
Created 7 April 2003, Last Update 08 June 2020