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Walking up to the Bottomless Pit and leaning over the railing to take a picture, that thought... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike C
,
Texas
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The Bottomless Pit is another highlight of the Big Room area in Carlsbad Caverns National Park... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GoVols79
,
Chattanooga, Tennessee
via mobile
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Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet deep.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“black hole” (2 reviews)
“big room” (17 reviews)
“feet” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking up to the Bottomless Pit and leaning over the railing to take a picture, that thought crossed my mind, "Don't drop the phone." Thankfully, I did not though I did find myself wondering how many people have in the past. Let your imagination run...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Bottomless Pit is another highlight of the Big Room area in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. With the lighting it’s hard to take a picture that would adequately convey the size and depth of this area. There is a sign that explains while it isn’t...More

Thank GoVols79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlsbad Caverns is an amazing place full of crazy and cool things! You gotta go check it out all you people who live New Mexico.

Thank myliehulbert
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a part of Big Room and really tells you how deep the cave is! We enjoyed learning about it. I think kids will like this.

Thank WanderingSpriti
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I guess this is a deep pit, but you really can't appreciate the deepness from the sidelines. The idea of a bottomless pit is exciting. Kids will appreciate it more than adults.

Thank 7,268
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

it is easy to understand why this area is called the bottomless pit. Scientific teams have now learned more about the bottomless pit and its actual dimensions. Signage at the site explains with a diagram.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Bottomless Pit was named Bottomless because it appeared to be bottomless when it was first discovered. They now know exactly how deep it is. While it isn't bottomless, falling into it would probably be the last thing you ever did - so stay safely...More

Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is not easily visible as the lighting is dim but you can see the general concept of it as it is just a large hole in the cave.

Thank kelly f
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

As the description says, it appears bottomless, but is actually 325 feet (or so) deep. But Carlsbad Cavern is full of surprises--and stories from its "discovery" by Jim White.

Thank Daj_O2014
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It was interesting to learn the story about this pit and early cavern explorers. It is on the Big Room self guided tour

Thank Donna T
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