Carlsbad Caverns

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Carlsbad Cavern National Park By Kevin Hopkins, Ethan Burton, and Adam Bell
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Location § Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. § Peak visitation typically occurs on the weekends following Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The park entrance is located on US Highway 62/180 approximately 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The park participates in the Junior Ranger Program.
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General INformation Carlsbad Caverns National Park was first designated a National Monument on 25 Oct 1923. The park contains 83 separate caves, including the nation's deepest limestone cave - 1,597 feet (486.8 m) - and third longest. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is open year round. But the majority of park visitors come during the months of Jun, Jul and Aug and on weekends and holidays.
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Unformatted text preview: Carlsbad Cavern Legislative History October 25, 1923 Creation of Carlsbad Cave National Monument April 2, 1924 Executive Order May 3, 1928 Supplemental Executive Order May 14, 1930 Creation of Carlsbad Caverns National Park June 17, 1930 Executive Order History Continued. As an early visitor to Carlsbad Cavern, you might have had to enter the cave via an old guano mining bucket. The Hall of Giants Carlsbad Jumbo Postcard - Entrance to the , Map of Caves Geology of the park Carlsbad Cavern is one of over 300 limestone caves in a fossil reef laid down by an inland sea 250 to 280 million years ago. Water, from oceans to tiny droplets, has created and shaped Carlsbad Cavern. The rocks in which the cavern formed are the product of an ancient reef that flourished 250 million years ago during the Permian period....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ECO 201 taught by Professor Dunlevy during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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