|For 30 miles, the Byway travels the transition from the cholla cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert to the pines of the Guadalupe Escarpment. Travelers can see mule deer, pronghorn antelope, gray fox, scaled quail, mourning dove, a variety of songbirds, and small mammals. Travelers can also learn about the multiple uses of public lands. Geologically, the Byway is located along the Capitan Reef of the Permian Basin. The plains give way to steep limestone outcrops cut by dry arroyos. Beneath the surface are numerous caves, including Carlsbad Caverns and Lechugilla Cave within nearby Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Near Sitting Bull Falls.
|Directions:||Begins 12 miles north of Carlsbad via US 285 & NM 137
Bureau of Land Management
Carlsbad Field Office
P.O. Box 1778 620 E. Green St.