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Road Trip From Los Angeles To Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico!

Journey from LA to Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico

Flying is one option to arrive at your destination, but where is the fun in that? Road trips have always been the staple of summer vacations and with the current COVID pandemic, it is the safest way to journey. AVR has your best interest at heart by not only offering spacious van rentals for the journey, but we are here to help plan the perfect road trip. Our handpicked stops are easy to social distance and offer some amazing natural beauty to experience.

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Cottonwood Spring (800 miles to Carlsbad) Joshua Tree National Park and General Patton Historical Museum nearby!

2 hours and 37 minutes, 160 miles if starting from downtown LA via I-10E

California is home to some amazing national parks and attractions that should not be looked over on this exciting journey. Cottonwood Spring is the first stop on this amazing journey to Carlsbad and it won’t disappoint. Located within Joshua Tree National Park, Cottonwood Spring offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, bird watching, and much more is offered here. For those that don’t want to camp outdoors, there is lodging available nearby Cotton Spring Oasis. There is also the famous General Patton Memorial Museum located within close driving distance for the history buff of the family or crew. With some amazing natural beauty to observe, don’t rush the journey to Carlsbad. Take the time to stay overnight at this wonderful stop. Remember, the journey should be just as fun as the destination and AVR is here to help make this a memorable one for the whole family.


Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Arizona (588 miles to Carlsbad)

5 hours 58 minutes, 375 miles if coming from downtown LA via I-10E

3 hours 21 minutes, 215 miles if coming from Cottonwood Spring our previous suggested stop

The next stop on this epic journey is another showcasing of natural beauty at its finest. Estrella Mountain Regional Park is home to some amazing trails, water activities, camping, and just plain relaxing atmosphere. Make sure to pack your telescope because this is home to some amazing stargazing as well. There are plenty of campground locations to camp at overnight and you can seem them via the park’s interactive map. If camping outdoors isn’t the best fit, lodging is available within a very close proximity. AVR’s new journey program is dedicated to finding the best road trip stops and this is definitely one of them.

Franklin Mountains State Park, Texas (152 Miles from Carlsbad) Wildlife Trails and near El Paso.