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Ubehebe Crater

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Address: Death Valley National Park, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2331
Activities: Hiking
Description: Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers...
Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.
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Easy to get to overlook, very beautiful. You can walk all the way around the rim, or take the steep trail to the bottom.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Aptos, California
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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to overlook, very beautiful. You can walk all the way around the rim, or take the steep trail to the bottom.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We felt like we were standing on the moon. Its a very surreal experience. There are no fences to prevent someone from falling in, so be careful with small children.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A little out of the way but Scotty's Castle is a few miles away so do both at the same time. The view from the top is awesome but many people also walk down to the bottom.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cinder cone in the desert. Amazing, and very high with walk around the rim. No rails and a little scary.

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las vegas, nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We came to Death Valley with only the intention of seeing Scotty's Castle, but I read on their map about Ubehebe Crater, and it was so close to the Castle that we decided to check it out. It really is an awesome geological feature. I would definitely recommend stopping here, even if you just stay in the parking lot, which... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Easy to get to, paved road and parking area and finally, a really cool photographic opportunity awaits you at the Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley. Located only a few miles from Scotty's Castle, the crater is not all that wide, but fairly deep and taking both of those aspects into consideration, the entire crater can be photographed easily with one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't think many people visiting Death Valley go to Ubhebe Crater, they look at a hole in the ground and think,"OK, it's a crater." I understand that but to do so would be to miss out on an incredible place. While it's beautiful to look at, it's a lot of fun to walk around the area. The contrast between... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its a nice spot and easy drive to here, we dint have the time to go to the bottom of the crater and it felt difficult too.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to end our day to see UBehebe crater. The views are spectular, but was very windy and a lot cooler than the rest of the valley. Very unique compared the rest of the death valley.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ubehebe Crater and its little brother ‘Little Hebe’ are very much worth a visit. You need to drive up north on Scotty’s Castle Rd – off 190 some miles north of Furnace Creek Ranch, off where 190 turns from north to west to Stovepipe Wells. Where Scotty’s Castle Rd turns east – right – to the eponymous castle, turn left... More 

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