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Amboy Crater, Amboy

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Amboy Crater is an extinct North American cinder cone type of volcano that rises above a 70km2 lava field in southern California. It is a National Natural Landmark located in the Eastern Mojave Desert and within Mojave Trails National Monument, in San Bernardino County, California.It is equidistant and about 75mi between Barstow to the west and Needles to the east, and 1.5mi south of historic U.S. Route 66, near the town of Amboy, California in San Bernardino County, California. Amboy Crater was designated the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark in May, 1973.LocationThe Amboy Crater's location is 2.5mi southwest of the town of Amboy and the Route 66-National Trails Highway. The Bullion Mountains are to the west, and Bristol Mountains to the northeast.
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  • I lucked out with this place. I was in nearby Mojave National Preserve while on spring break and saw via a wildflower website that this place was in full bloom that same week. So I went out of my way ...  more »
  • Nice spot... nice view... has restrooms and picnic areas, can take a hike to get closer than the viewing area. Not something to delay a trip over, but if you have the time go for it  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Amboy Crater between stops at Joshua Tree and Needles, CA. We didn't hike to the crater, since we were with our dog, but just being able to take some photos of the Crater ...  more »