Visitors can hike into the interior rooms on their own via the natural entrance, or take an elevator (the exit for everyone) directly down into the center of the public cave area. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is open year-round, but the majority of park visitors come during the months of June, July and August and on weekends and holidays. The month with the least visitors is January. The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except Christmas Day. The Carlsbad Caverns National Park entrance is located on US Highway 62/180 approximately 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, making it a great day trip while staying at Zia RVillas.
Rockwind Park Golf Course is one of the finest golf courses in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas, and it's right here in Hobbs! The golf course is located in north Hobbs off the Lovington Highway, and is recognized by golfers throughout the area as one of the top public courses. The 18-hole layout challenges even the most experienced golfers. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting green, and a sand trap/chipping green.
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Bottomless Lakes State Park is actually several lakes bordered by high red bluffs. The park was New Mexico's first state park and offers a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and boating. There are also opportunities for wildlife viewing, picnicking, and photography. Bottomless Lakes State Park also features a visitor center where you can learn more about the enchanting lakes.
Black Gold Casino is home to Zia Park Race Track as well as all of your favorite games. The casino features 725 slots, so you're certain to find the game for you. You'll find Wheel of Fortune, Texas Tea, and Video Poker; you can play from one penny up to $25! Black Gold Casino also offers live horse racing in the fall and simulcast wagering throughout the year.
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Enjoy three delicious dining venues including The Black Gold Buffet for lunch and dinner, the Black Gold Steakhouse for an elegant dinner, and the Home Stretch Bar. Black Gold Casino is less than two miles from Zia RVillas.
The lakes are water filled sinkholes in the local gypsum terrain. Odd geology and water chemistry create homes for unusual plants and animals, like the Pecos Sunflower and marine dragonfly. The lakes' greenish-blue color creates the illusion that the lakes are bottomless. Lea Lake is the deepest lake at 90 feet and is the only lake where swimming is allowed. During summer, visitors can rent paddle-boards and paddle-boats for a small fee. Devil's Inkwell is 32 ft. deep and is named for its steep sides and dark water, the result of algae growth. This lake is stocked with rainbow trout in winter. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located just outside of Roswell, New Mexico, an easy drive from Zia RVillas.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains in the southeastern corner of New Mexico. The park contains 83 separate caves, including Lechuguilla Cave, the nation's deepest and third longest limestone cave. Visitors can enjoy either a self-guided or a variety of ranger-guided tours offered year round.
The award winning Pro Shop features the latest in nationally known golf equipment and apparel. Rockwind Golf Course also features a snack bar and a tournament pavilion. Instruction by PGA Professionals is available to individuals and groups. Please call for schedule. Rockwind Golf Course is just a short drive from Zia RVillas.