Carlsbad Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo State Park in Carlsbad New Mexico is probably our favorite zoo ever. Most zoo’s tend to focus on animals from around the world making them all very similar, at the Living Desert it’s all about New Mexico’s native animals and plants. We also did some high altitude camping in the town of Cloudcroft, which meant we had to pull Shelbert (that’s our travel trailers name) up some steep inclines, but the wilderness campground with it’s evergreen trees and fresh mountain air was beautiful. We camped at Lake Brantley and actually really loved it, especially all the cotton tails and jack rabbits!