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Ubehebe Crater

Address: Death Valley National Park, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2331
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The crater is an easy drive south on Nevada Route 267 into California past Scotty's Castle. It is well worth the trip. A rare sight in the US and a beautiful crater. One caveat: Beatty, Nevada is a notorious speed trap! Slow way down or avoid Beatty altogether. Your actual speed does't matter. But enjoy the crater!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Don't just look at this place from the top. Enjoy the hike down and inspect the floor. Check out the plants and the cracked/packed soil/sand mixture. Experience the intense quiet down there. Notice how you can talk to others all the way across the floor. For the adventurous, climb back to the top on the straight-up trail instead of the... More

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Redding, CT, USA
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35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in the northern area of Scotty's Castle this is not far, and the road is a good one (paved). Worth a look for sure.

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Dallas, Texas
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204 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The colors of the exposed rock demonstrate the geological formation of the area over time. I found this unique because all the other craters I have seen are either uniform in color (black) or filled in with water. The crater is located in the northern section of Death Valley National Park near Scotty's Castle, and to the West. Take the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

reminded me a lot of mt st helens, or maybe crater lake, without the water. just as long of a drive too, at least, thats what it felt like. if you like volcanic craters, its a cool one.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Short drive off of the road to Scotty's Castle. Parking available to stop and get some great pics. Able to hike around the crater rim. Worth taking the time to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A rich man befriends a con man who tried to swindle him, then winds up building a mansion in Desert Valley and lets the con man tell everybody it's his place. Definitely take the tunnel tour. The house is gorgeous. Not designed for the handicapped. There are snacks and sandwiches in the gift shop for the long drive out.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you go thru Death Valley, you need to stop a au here Crater. All about the force of nature. Too hot in July but I still enjoy

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San Francisco
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Makes a perfect day to stop here to view the crater and then on to a tour of Scotty's Castle. My friends said it is usually a wind storm here, but the day we were there it was calm and it was fun to hike up the sandy hill to view the other smaller crater. Quite a spectacular view and... More

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Portsmouth, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A must see if visiting DV. The crater was formed allegedly by a steam explosion only 2000 years ago. The temperature when we visited was 53C at Stove pipe wells... Felt similar here, but with a gale force wind! Hoefully one day we'll revisit

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