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Visited back in 2010, bought tickets as an anniversary gift. Right off the bat you must crawl 20ish feet. Had to fight my claustrophobia, if I left the cave then I would have ruined it for everyone else. And let me tell you... It was...More
When "Spider Cave" was first discovered, the first several feet of the cave was covered with cave spiders. Cave spiders are harmless.
Bob Nymeyer in CARLSBAD, CAVES, AND A CAMERA has a chapter on Spider cave.
In 1933 he entered the cave entrance and this...More
Just went to Carlsbad Caverns. Something to note: the elevator is broken. It suffered damage a few months ago and they don't know when it will be fixed. Definitely check on this before you go. Without the elevator working, the only way into and out...More
This tour was a BLAST!
A lot of the reviews talk a lot about confined spaces, mud, dark, and crawling... all of which are parts of this adventure, but yes this is SPIDER cave, and there is no shortage of them! This was one of...More
It is a dirty, crawl and stoop cave tour. It is rather warm in spider cave, hence the air smells wonderful when you get outside. It is a solid 1/2 mile walk to and from the cave entrance over rocky and steep terrain. Not the...More
Book this tour early since there are only 8 spots once a week. This tour is for the adventurous spirit who is not claustrophobic, and the tour guides are experienced cavers who are very knowledgeable. It was good that this was the last tour we...More
All of it was just incredible! We did the King's tour and explored on our own as well and it was just amazing. If you have the time, and the physical capacity because it's about a mile or so hike downhill, you should definitely enter...More