From the Back Cover
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico is renowned for its amazing system of limestone caves, but it also rewards those who traverse the aboveground trails with striking desert scenery. The neighboring Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas is also blessed with spectacular trails, offering hidden retreats in narrow canyons and breathtaking vistas from atop huge escarpments. Uncrowded and remote, both parks offer superb hiking in unique environments. Hiking Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks is the only comprehensive guide to all thirty-six trails—both underground and aboveground—in these two national parks. From deep caverns to high peaks and backcountry canyons, these parks provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
Whether you’re seeking an underground exploration or a backcountry hiking adventure, let Hiking Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks be your guide.
Look inside to find:
• Desert, subterranean,and backcountry hiking information
• Hiking descriptions, difficulty ratings, and trail lengths
• Easy-to-read maps and clear directions
• Special regulations for camping and horseback riding
About the Author
Bill Schneider is the author of twenty books about the outdoors, including Where the Grizzly Walks: The Future of the Great Bear (Globe Pequot). A former wilderness professional in the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, he is the co-founder and former president of Falcon Publishing.