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Located on the border of New Mexico and Texas, the park is 55 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, along U.S. 62/180. From Albuquerque, drive east on I-40 for 59 miles to Clines Corners, turn south and take U.S. 285 for 216 miles to the city of Carlsbad, then head southwest 55 miles on U.S. 62/180 to the park entrance at Pine Springs. From El Paso, drive northeast 110 miles on U.S. 62/180 to Pine Springs.

The Nearest Airport -- Air travelers can fly to Cavern City Air Terminal (tel. 575/887-3060), at the south edge of the city of Carlsbad, which has commercial service from Albuquerque on New Mexico Airlines (tel. 888/564-6119; www.flynma.com), plus Enterprise car rentals.

The nearest major airport is El Paso International (tel. 915/780-4749; www.elpasointernationalairport.com), in El Paso, just north of I-10, with service from most major airlines and car-rental companies.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.