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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
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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This crater is worth the drive to and worth the heart-stopping hike. Its nearly 3 miles to hike the entire crater from the parking lot and back. Just do it! Come early because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Intrepidhiker2011
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This crater is worth the drive to and worth the heart-stopping hike. Its nearly 3 miles to hike the entire crater from the parking lot and back. Just do it! Come early because parking is limited and it gets crowded!

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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305 reviews 305 reviews
175 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You step out of your vehicle, leave your hat in the car or loose it, and walk a few feet to a colorful amazing crater. There is a ridge pathway you can walk to see it from the top but it was quite late in the day and the wind was close to a North Sea Dutch wind so we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I've seen craters in other national parks but nothing like this. Because this one is only 2000 years old, it hasn't weathered much, and the immensity of the geologic explosion which formed it is more evident than at any other place I've visited.

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California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Sure it is a bit of a drive but well-worth it. How many chances do you have to walk the perimeter of a volcanic crater? Bring water and food though there is a bathroom facility.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After a drive up this mountain road we were pleasantly surprised at this amazing crater. The weather was cold and windy, but it was worth it - a pretty site.

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Portland, ME
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ubehebe seems to emerge out of nowhere, following a drive through the desert and right up to the parking lot at the top of the crater. You can look right into it--in fact, climb down into it if you are adventurous and fit. The crater is striped with color and absolutely awe inspiring--with small growth at the bottom. Truly worth... More 

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burbank, ca
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23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The enormity of this crater blew me away. Powerful winds almost did as well. Never expected to see such an awesome sight in Death Valley.

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California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As you reach the top the the road leading to the crater, the crater opens up before you right when you park facing the crater. Your first thought is "Wow!" The colors of the crater contrast with the dull landscape and you cannot wait to get out of the car. We hiked down into the crater and back out again... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a very easy site to get to and is very beautiful. Totally takes you by surprise. Very nice!!

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this is another must see if you are in Death Valley. Absolutely stunning! It is very windy out by the rim so be prepared. Be sure to take some time and follow the path up the side as there are smaller craters that you can see. Unfortunately my tour did not give us enough time to do it but it... More 

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