Limestone and Gypsum Caves of Carlsbad

Instructor: Ed Woten
Wednesday and Thursday
October 2 & 3, 2013
all day
Carlsbad Caverns & Parks Ranch Cave
Adult and Teens (with parent/guardian)

Course Description: Caravan to Carlsbad Caverns, arriving at lunch time.  After lunch, experience a personalized tour of Carlsbad Caverns, a limestone cave and a natural wonder of New Mexico (approx. 3 hours).  Then travel to Parks Ranch Cave, a wild gypsum cave in the Carlsbad area. Here you will explore the longest gypsum cave in the US.  Thursday morning will include more exploration at Parks Ranch Cave.  Optional activities include evening bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns and camping with fellow cavers.  This is primitive camping, and no facilities are available at Parks Ranch Cave.  You will need to bring a change of clothing and shoes for both tours of Parks Ranch Cave. No meals will be included. Students 18 and under must be accompanies by parent/guardian. (1 session)

Supplies: There will be a $10 fee for entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. Helmets, headlights, gloves and knee pads will be provided for Parks Ranch Cave.  A list of additional gear will be available later.

Student comments:

“Perfect! So much fun! No problems.”

“Very patient instructor.”

“No problems. Ed was informative, fun and respectful of all that attended. I would recommend this trip for everyone.”

“Great time.”

“It was awesome!”


“Very good trip. I need to get in better shape.”

“Ed is fantastic. I appreciate his giving of his time. Please offer this again.”