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Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.
Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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All reviews scotty's castle big hole in the ground long drive death valley parking lot loose gravel the north end paved road furnace creek parking area bring water half mile great hike be careful great view stovepipe wells sand dunes
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Reviewed yesterday

When you stand at the top and the wind just about knocks you over, it’s looks impossible to go to the bottom. But walk toward the left and you will see a path, that does just that. The fine kava peddles is a breeze to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A Joe I
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were hesitant to make the drive up to the crater, as we stayed in Stovepipe, but we could not be happier with our decision! We feel like we would have really missed out on the essence of Death Valley if we had skipped this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Becky H
Reviewed 6 days ago

As of February 2019, the road to Ubehebe Crater is open, although the road to Scotty's Castle is closed. The crater is a wowzer, and just being able to say that you've been to Ubehebe (pronounced You-Be-He-Be) is gold.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RThyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ubehebe Crater Crater is located near the northern part of Death Valley National Park. It's a bit far from Furnace Creek but well worth the trip. The main crater is about a half mile wide and close to 700 feet deep. You can see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around the rim is not hard but the first part is uphill so poles are helpful. We started about one hour before sunset and the colors were beautiful. We stayed an hour after to enjoy the full sky of stars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jojoma56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was a windy day when we went but we enjoyed walking past way around the crater. parts of the circle path are steep but you can go the other way on the circle for an easier hike. really beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melmagnus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a few minutes on our way to Racetrack Playa. We only hiked up the hill to the right for a short distance. The views of the crater and the surrounding area are amazing. There is a trail around the rim of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up these two craters -- the Ubehebe and the Little Ubehebe. They were intriguing and the views were pretty cool! You have to be careful because the path is somewhat crumbly, but the views of the craters are worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rose H
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Ubehebe Crater is located in Death Valley at the north tip of the Cottonwood Mountains. The crater is half a mile wide and 500 to 777 feet deep. The crater was formed when magma migrated close to the surface and the heat of the magma...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don3rdSE
Reviewed December 28, 2018

You get to see a couple of smaller craters if you do the full loop, you can also hike down to the middle of the crater (the hike back up is a killer) lots of rocks on the other side.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Fremont, California
Question about coming from Vegas (7 Replies)
All, I have to come to Vegas for a wedding and thinking of maybe flying in a couple of days early to visit Death Valley. My main interest is photography. I have been reviewing the forum topics and just wanted to get the expert's thoughts. Some of the areas that I am thinking of hitting are : Artist Palette The Devil's Golf Course Badwater Pond Badwater Salts Flats Stovepipe Wells Zabriskie Point Ubehebe Crater The Racetrack Sliding Rocks Anything else I should consider. I...More
December 10, 2013|
Response fromRajeev_Psft|
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I was planning to do this right before Christmas. I do have the flexibility of adding an extra day to make it 2 nights in the area but that might be it. I have not decided yet on lodging. I have seen multiple options mentioned here including the Furnace Creek resort and a Motel 6 in Beatty. Do you have any recommendations? I am open to staying in different places on different nights if that makes is easier to get to places
Abhijeet B
San Jose, California, United States
DVNP Thanksgiving weekend Trip plan help (7 Replies)
Hello All, My wife and I are visiting DVNP next weekend, reaching LV on Wed (Nov 27) at 1130pm and leaving LAS at 930pm on Nov 30. Here is our tentative plan. Nov 27: Spend the night close to LV airport. Nov 28: Day 1: LV -> Dante’s View -> Zabriskie Point -> Visitor's Center ->Devils Golf Course (Currently Closed) -> Badwater -> Artist’s Drive -> Golden Canyon -> Ranch at Furnace Creek (Have reservations). Prob drive to Zabriskie Point for sunset. Nov 29: Day 2: Ranch at Furnace...More
November 24, 2013|
Response fromFrisco_Roadrunner|
Looks good. For your first day, I presume you’re coming in from Pahrump. Be sure to take Bell Vista Road in Pahrump, NOT the major left turn marked for Hwy 372 and Death Valley. That will add some miles; go past it about 4 miles to Bell Vista, which becomes Stateline Road to Death Valley Junction. It is the Dante’s View Road that is currently closed, not Devil’s Golf Course. You can go up to Dante’s View (if it's open) even if you have not yet paid the park entrance fee, which you can...More
Sean C
Merida, Mexico
1.5 days in Death Valley - what to see? (2 Replies)
We'll be spending Sunday night in Beatty, Monday at Stovepipe Wells, and Tuesday in Bakersfield before driving back to San Francisco on Wednesday. Monday morning, we'll get an early start, visit Rhyolite and drive through Titus Canyon. I figure we'll be out of Titus Canyon by noon and I was thinking either Scotty's Castle and Ubehebe crater or heading down to Badwater or Dante's View for the afternoon. Tuesday we'll also have the morning to explore before heading out. Any...More
March 15, 2011|
Response fromFrisco_Roadrunner|
You can see both Scotty's Castle and Ubehebe Crater in the same afternoon. Go to the Castle first. The last tour is at 5:00 p.m. in the spring, and you don't want to just be in time for that one, in case they sell out. Then go to Ubehebe on the way down from the Castle. If you have most of Tuesday and you get up early, you could go to Dante's View, 20 Mule Team Canyon, and Zabriskie Point, which are all on 190 east of Furnace Creek. You'd still be able to go down Badwater Road because all...More