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Ubehebe Crater

Death Valley National Park, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
760-786-2331
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived at Ubehebe Crater on a cool day, with strong wind, and threatening skies. The changes in light across the vista made for an awesome spectacle. Standing on the rim of the crater with the wind at your back induced several bouts of butt clinching fear. A great day out!

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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300 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It’s a bit out of the way, but you can combine it with Scotty’s Castle which is also in the northern part of the Death Valley main valley. You can drive on a paved road right up to the rim of the larger of the two craters. The view from right there at the rim is awesome, but the very... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I am a little afraid of heights, and it was dizzying to stand at the lip of this crater. It is 500 feet deep, and it was an amazing experience. You can hike up to another crater from this one, if you are fit. I am very glad we did not miss this crater.

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are visiting Scotty's Castle this is only 10 minutes away. Its an awesome spectacle and the scenery is truly awe inspiring. Plenty of information boards explaing how it happened and perfect Car Park.

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Las Vegas, NV
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a place to visit early in the day before the wind picks up. My kids had to run down to the bottom but then they had to climb back out!

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Clemson, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It's a long drive from the main attractions down in the valley, but we'll worth it. Easy drive in a compact car. My intentions were to just go and look, but ended up hiking all the way around it! In a leisurely pace, it took about an hour. I encourage you to walk counterclockwise, get the hard hill out of... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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30 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This huge crater was impressive. The wind was howling so it made photography difficult, however, the wind was refreshing.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

When visiting Death Valley National Park, I would make an effort to head north to Ubehebe Crater (which is only a few minutes away from Scotty's Castle). Park your car and take an easy to moderate walk around Ubehebe Crater and its' neighbor Little Hebe (roughly a 2 mile loop).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Must go. Seems you can also walk down the crater which we did not do. The colors of the crater is good.

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Glendale, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you don't feel like walking, all you have to do is get out of the car. For those of us who have a little more energy, you can either climb the 500' to the bottom of the crater OR hike up the ridge to see Little Ubehebe Crater and then continue around the rim of the big crater (about... More

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