|Eric Pelkey in Helens Cave, December 2017|
Helens Cave is a small but decorated cave in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park backcountry. The cave's entrance is a 35ft pit rigged by a nearby juniper tree. Use a lot of rope pads. The cave is short, but decorated. The entrance faces southwest and gets a lot of sunlight. Even in January the cave's interior reaches well over 70°F. It is very hot.