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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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  • If you have arrived up to here ... a walk in addition there will hurt. Be careful when crossing the road (seems deserted, but we pass a lot of cars) and good walking.
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  • This is a volcanic crater that is easy to spot when you get to Amboy. It is west of the town and has a nice viewing area from afar and bathrooms.The crater itself is a ways away from the viewing and i...  more »
  • Ya maybe little too hot in Aug to hike to the top but worth the stop anyway. 1 1/2 mile hike one way to the crater and then some to the top. Many gazebos for a picnic lunch and bathrooms that were ver...  more »