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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gary S
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Marcellus, Michigan

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Marcellus, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

From Dante view you can see the creator, which is then your encentive to locate in below.Continue south of Artists drive, It is on your left as you drive south for about 1.5 miles

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UK Somewhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Amazing views. Easy to find and just amazing to see. It is so eerily quiet and calm. The depth of when you see this, shows that the pictures cant really show this in its own

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Ubehebe Crater is between the main road in Death Valley/Furnace Creek and Race Track Playa. This massive crater is huge. Its also very windy due to its location and its size. Imagine a huge salad bowl with wind gusting down into it, and washing up to where you're standing. The crater is the result of volcanic activity and its rather... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We parked our car and walked over to the rim and were totally amazed at how large this thing is! There is a trail that walks around the rim and a couple that go down to the bottom of it. It's located at the beginning of the road that goes out to the race track.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The drive to the northern end of the valley past Scotty's Castle (which was closed since November 2015) was worth making to see Ubehebe Crater and the much smaller adjacent crater.

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