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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
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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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Well worth it.

We went in winter and at the top of the crater it was freezing, however it was spectacular and worth the drive. While you are out there go to the Racetrack if you have the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CHE08
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MY HAVANA
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in winter and at the top of the crater it was freezing, however it was spectacular and worth the drive. While you are out there go to the Racetrack if you have the right car. We had a hired 4x4 but didn't want to risk it, the ground was very soft and it's pretty isolated if you get... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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761 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice hike around the Ubehebe Crater during our trip to Death Valley. It is a bit of a drive to get there, but it was worth the drive.

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Thank RiceWP
New York City
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Death Valley, the hottest place in the continental U.S. is without a doubt one of the most surreal and wonderous places you will ever see. Death Valley is absolutely gorgeous in a sweaty 100 degrees form. We came here in 2012 in the middle of fall and it was 94 degrees fahrenheit! It's a Natural desert surrounded by cactus, lizards... More 

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Thank Alberto C
Rochester, Minnesota
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208 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, any time you can see what the power of nature can be when it blows a crater out like this. It occurred only 250 years ago. It is a long drive from Furnace Creek but definitely worth it.

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Thank RonJmn
Sacramento area
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively recent (~2000 years) volcanic event. It's very clear what happened here, but this explosive volcano crater is small enough that many able-bodied visitors will want to take an easy hike all the way around its rim.

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Thank exfarmer
Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Death Valley! It is absolutely beautiful, and the hike is nice and short! If you do decide to go to the bottom, keep in mind that the hike back up is extremely difficult. I will definitely return again!

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Thank worldtraveler267
Seongnam
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538 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up checking this out as Scotty's Castle was closed...pretty wild that this is here in the middle of the park...It is a nice walk around the crater

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Thank thelonious22
London
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction gives an idea of some of the huge forces that shaped this area, the walk up to the smaller craters is well worth the effort - take your time, and water, the air is quite thin up here. Also pretty close to Scotty's Castle - so two very worthwhile places to visit here. Warrior193.

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Rangers advice and did the hike counterclockwise. Long uphill climb in loose gravel hard to walk in in some places. While not difficult ,would not recommend for young children (dangerous drop offs) unless well controlled and anyone with health issues. Once you start there is no shortcut back to your vehicle. Colors and textures amazing as well as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a long way off the major roads this made a great walk for an hour in the early morning. From the car park walk clockwise for the easiest walk and you circumnavigate the crater. It also allows you the opportunity of seeing the smaller crater off to the side as well as the walks down into the crater floor.... More 

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