Ubehebe Crater

  • Address: Death Valley National Park, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328, United States
  • Phone: +1-7607862331
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, View Point, Hiking Trail, Nature

About Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park

The Ubehebe is just the right example of the beauty and wonder work of nature with a half mile width and 600 foot depth. The crater is actually a result of the uncontrolled mixing of water with magma which led to an explosion. The crater has three hiking trails and the area is extremely windy. This spot in the valley offers spectacular views. The hike however is not very easy.

Ubehebe Crater Information

  • The climb tends to get a little tough.
  • It is very windy at the crater.    
  • Wear proper hiking shoes on a trip to the crater.
  • Carry a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated.

How To reach Ubehebe Crater by Public Transport

  • Bus: Independence Bus Stop
  • Lone Pine

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Things to Know Before Visiting Ubehebe Crater

  • 95% of people who visit Death Valley National Park include Ubehebe Crater in their plan

  • 60.78% of people start their Ubehebe Crater visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Ubehebe Crater

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ubehebe Crater

People normally club together Scotty's Castle and Titus Canyon while planning their visit to Ubehebe Crater.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park Reviews

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  • Woah! This crater is awesome. It's a spectacular view from the parking lot, and it's actually quite tempting to go down into the crater when you are there in person. It's a steep descent down, but pretty surreal when you reach the bottom. This means the climb back up is quite steep and difficult (windy as well), because of the small rocks that drag you back each step you take. I would recommend wearing ankle hiking boots so that rocks don't end up in your shoe. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way. I made the mistake of only bringing my Chacos, which made for a pretty painful experience. But I ended up just hiking back up barefoot (less painful). Overall, great experience, but trekking in and out of the crater definitely wore us out.

  • It’s so splendid and make sure be there before sunset or nothing can be seen and wear hat and wind proof cloth.

  • 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.

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