Is Carlsbad Caverns National Park Located in California?


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Carlsbad Caverns National Park is not located in California but in New Mexico. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is situated within the Guadalupe Mountains, a mountain range spanning from west Texas into southeastern New Mexico.

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The elevation of Carlsbad Caverns National Park ranges from a low of 3,595 feet to a maximum of 6,520 feet. The most well-known geological aspect of the park is the caves found there. Carlsbad Cavern is the most popular of the 119 limestone caves in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The park receives about 14 inches of precipitation a year and has a semiarid, continental climate. The average yearly temperature in the park is 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

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