Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley Junction

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  • We stopped by the crater on our way to visit the Racetrack. Ubehebe is the last stop on the paved road - so getting there is no problem. It is about 60 miles from Furnace Creek (1.5 hours drive time)....  more »
  • It said it could be as young as 800 years old, WOW, what a show the large steam exploration has done. And their stage was decorated with sediments stripes. Beautiful! And it could happen again, who kn...  more »
  • Ubehebe Crater was one of the most fascinating things to see in Death Valley. It's a about an hours drive from the Visitor's Center, but well worth the drive.  more »
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  • This is one large impressive crater you can drive to in Death Valley. You can stop by here on the way to Race Track. I don't know if it's worth walking around it or to the bottom, but it's definitely a sight to behold. There's a parking lot there and you might want to consider parking there and waiting for the starts to come out. If there's no moon, you'll enjoy the majesty of the stars. It also gets very windy at the top of the crater, so don't fall off the edge!
  • Great crater that You can Walk down into! But expect a heavy way Back up. Super Nice view.
  • Ubehebe Crater is an impressive one, but hiking it is kind of boring. It's like NASCAR. You're just going in a circle and waiting for someone to fall down the cliff and get hurt. The road is paved the whole way and has a tangent that takes you to the very 4x4 necessary Racetrack Playa. I'm glad I opted to hike up instead of down into the crater because hiking up is like walking uphill in deep sand at the beach, if you're familiar with that. It's difficult and you don't get anywhere very fast. I went in November, and I imagine all that black rock is dreadful in hotter months. I recommend hiking this if you JUST want something strenuous, but there are more interesting hikes and things to see in Death Valley if you want to save your energy.
  • Great crater!
  • Really impressive place in Death Valley. Set away from the usual route. Worth it for a few beautiful photos.
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