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Bottomless Pit

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Another one of the amazing things to see in the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns! If you keep it in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bcreff
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Northridge, CA
We saw it but you really can't see anything more than its opening.

We saw The Bottomless Pit while we walked the path around The Big Room Route. Actually...we saw it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janis H
,
Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one of the amazing things to see in the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns! If you keep it in the proper historical perspective this is an amazing thing, also in low light it is very believable as it is described.

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw The Bottomless Pit while we walked the path around The Big Room Route. Actually...we saw it but we didn't 'see it' because it appears as a large black opening in the rocky area. You really can't see down in it but there is...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Not entirely sure why this is an attraction within itself, as it is just another feature inside the cave on the Big Room trail. The sheer size of it is still neat!

Thank Geopiggy
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is my favorite! You begin in the Big Room where you repel down a rope into the darkness below. Once down you wander through unlit areas by your group's headlamps only. It is an excellent and unforgettable experience. I done this several time and...More

Thank Shlomo P
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Bottomless Pit is located in the far reaches of the Big Room and a little bit past the halfway point of the self-guided tour. Of course not really bottomless, it is 140 feet (43m) deep and angled such that the bottom cannot be seen...More

1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Theres no real good angle to take a picture, but what you can see is a dark bottomless pit with an old rope and board latter.

1  Thank Playsureful
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Apparently, they have now discovered that this isn't really bottomless but it certainly looks it. There is an interesting info board just next to this telling you about it.

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Caverns are so amazing. The Bottomless Pit is one of the many impressive formations in the caverns. It looks like an abyss, but it is just a very deep pit. There is so much to see in the Caverns.

Thank CaseyJones6325
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

There are so many places in the cavern it's unreal. This is just one of the many marvels in the cave system. Everything is labeled so you know what you are looking at. Bring a small light to help on the way.

Thank Will H
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I can only imagine what this must have looked like when the first explorers came to the cave with lanterns. This spot along the Big Room trail must have seemed like an abyss. All amazing.

Thank JimMcRV
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