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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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Quite a stunning place

Its a long one way drive now the road is closed to Scotty Castle with little else to see on the way. The crater is stunning though and you get it mainly to yourself now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
wazza99
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a long one way drive now the road is closed to Scotty Castle with little else to see on the way. The crater is stunning though and you get it mainly to yourself now.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, just Wow. Bring some shade and water and take the hike around the rim, but watch out for the wind. Enjoyed a quick jog up around one side of it, just so I could say I ran it ! The road to it is good, so enjoy.

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive, if it's the only thing you see in Death Valley then it's worth it. The climb to the crater rim is accessible for people of average fitness and if you like geology this place is really interesting.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unbelievable natural sight to see. Be careful underfoot. I did take a tumble on the rubble rock but this was my own fault well worth the grazes for the incredible view. A must see if you are in Death Valley

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hike to crater, easy to get to the top and around the rim, nice view on top. One can hike to the center of the crater when weather is good :o)

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Marcellus, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This turned out to be a lot more impressive than I thought it would be. The crater is huge and very colorful. You can walk right up to the edge, walk around the crater or if you feel ambitious hike to the bottom and back out.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had rented a Jeep and were going to The Racetrack (the entry road is right by the crater) so we were able to see the Ubehehe Crater. It is a considerable drive from Furnace Creek and with Scotty's Castle closed until 2019, the only two sights up there are the Crater and The Racetrack. You cannot see The Racetrack... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Ubehebe is near the turn off to Racetrack. Huge, enormous, and a continuous hot wind was blowing. It was too hot in July to walk to the bottom, but we definitely plan on returning! Magical.

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I have a degree in geology so the crater, actually craters, are interesting to me but my wife was unimpressed as, I suspect, were many others. If you're going to Scotty's Castle (currently closed), it's worth a stop but it's a long ride from most other sights in Death Valley.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off visiting this location because Scotty's Castle is closed. It is worth the detour to see it. It was very windy on the day we visited but the view across the crater was stunning.

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