• Living Desert Zoo & Gardens - Carlsbad, New Mexico

      Roadtrip Attraction
      A combination of zoo and botanical gardens, Living Desert State Park is the Chihuahuan Desert in miniature. Follow the easy 1.3 mile trail through the park (it will take about 90 minutes) and you'll pass through a variety of habitats representative of the region, from sandhills to streams, from forest to the desert floor. Along the way you'll meet the regio's wildlife too: birds, bears, badgers, javelinas, rattlesnakes, puma, bobcats and Mexican wolves, as well as larger animals such as elk and bison.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      Don't miss the impressive specimens in the Cactus House.


      1505 Miehis Drive
      Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
      +1 (575) 887-5516