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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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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ubehebe crater was awesome. When we stepped out of the car at the parking lot, the wind hit us like a hurricane! The wind that rises out of the crater can literally knock you off your feet! This crater is a half mile wide and 500 ft deep. We walked up the rim to the high side and viewed little... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Was a bit of a drive from the Furnace Creek Ranch but well worth it. Great views of the desert. Very isolated so take plenty of water with you. Very windy so watch your hat and sunglasses.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I didn't get to see this cinder volcano on my last trip because a flash flood washed out the road, but I have slid down it before and climbed back up. If you are a geologist or just in awe of what the earth can do, get out of your car, pack your water, and get into the volcano.

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Warren, New Jersey, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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303 attraction reviews
441 helpful votes 441 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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