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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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Worth the detour!

This big marvel and little surrounding brothers, created by steam eruptions have created a terrific site. Bring your sun screen because you won't feel the burning sun. The winds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Ruud-Redmond-WA
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Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This big marvel and little surrounding brothers, created by steam eruptions have created a terrific site. Bring your sun screen because you won't feel the burning sun. The winds are very very strong, preventing you to feel the power of the sun (and there's no such thing as shadow within the next 100 miles). The winds are very strong, so... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We weren't sure we wanted to do this, after brunch at the Inn at Furnace Creek and a guided tour of nearby Scotty's Castle, but we're sure glad we did. The view from standing on the rim of the crater is very impressive -- just be sure the wind is blowing away from the rim and not toward the crater.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We love volcanic craters in general, so were sure not to miss this one. We've been to Mt St Helens, Arizona and to Hawaii (several times). While we loved every minute of our time in Death Valley, we didn't expect to see such a spectacular crater amidst the landscape. You drive up the beautifully paved road and all of the... More 

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Leaving the parking area I was sitting beside the driver and to me it looked like we were going sailing off in space. What a thrill! I estimate the wind speed was at least 50 mile an hour when I visited. I had problems keeping upright. There is one large crater and up a hill a smaller one to visit.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I saw the crater on the way to the Racetrack and was not disappointed. Very windy and you have to be careful when you are approaching the edge of the crater but overall a great place to do some hiking and get some great pictures of some interesting landscapes.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

How often does one experience a crater. But, once you view via Google maps you can see there are several craters surrounding Ubehebe. Don't stand too close to the rim. It's windy so bundle up.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Only about 10 minute drive from Scottys Castle. There was a wind advisory in Death Valley the day we visited. When we stepped out the wind was unbelievable and was literally hard to stand up straight. Such an awesome view and all you have to do is step out of your car in the parking lot. Would love to have... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Death Valley never fails to surprise. From the Badwater salt flats to the Mesquite Flat San dunes every corner you turn offers up totally new landscapes and geology. The ubehebe crater is no exception to this rule. Going by the number of cars in the car park it is off the beaten track for many visitors to Death Valley but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was a blast to visit. Wind was blowing 30 - 50 MPH while we were there. Leave you hat in the car. Take a walk around the crater. Take lots of photos

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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188 reviews 188 reviews
59 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Collapsed volcano with a colorful walls. Take some time and enjoy the nice walk around the area and see the smaller craters.

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