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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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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went down the crater only because my kids wanted to. The gravel is so loose, on the way up, it became very difficult. It took me 25 minutes to come up, it is only about 500 ft.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

when you don't have high expectations, everything is amazing. i'm not saying this crater isn't amazing, because it definitely was. you can hike down to it too if you want. i went about halfway and then decided to go back because it was steep and the ground made the climb back up even more difficult. it's completely loose rocks that... More

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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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299 attraction reviews
424 helpful votes 424 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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68 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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