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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually...

Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet deep.

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Kinda Creepy

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Playsureful
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San Antonio, Texas
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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 even with a flashlight. While it was not my favorite formation with the many other... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Playsureful
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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953 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank cazbatt
Michigan
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411 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank Will H
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank JimMcRV
Denver, Colorado
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

You can't go all the way done there after traveling through the dessert and not see it all! There are loops in the caverns and it does take a few hours to see it all but why go if you don't experience it all! It is Mother Nature at her finest! The paths once you are at r The bottom... More 

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Thank Marlene S
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is just a stop as you are walking thru the cavern...look down in a dark, black hole and that was once thought to be bottomless, now it has been found yo be 140feet deep.

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Thank Cherie P
Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Went here as a child, and returned with our three children. As a child, the box lunch available at the restaurant in the cavern big room included an orange. The big thing, that was encouraged by the restaurant staff and the rangers, was to toss the orange into the black darkness of the bottomless pit. When we took our three... More 

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1 Thank djfluth
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

My daughter and I drov from California to see this cave as well as other southwestern National Parks. Attempts at getting a good photo of this one failed.

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