Ubeheh Crater Path

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Ubeheh Crater Path is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
20 days ago

This part of the park appears to get visited significantly less than the main part of the valley floor, especially now that the road to Scotty's Castle is closed due to flood damage. This is really unfortunate because the landscape here is really one of a kind and the view from the top of Ubehebe crater is absolutely amazing, you almost feel like you're on a different planet.
There is a path that goes around the whole crater if you have time, and if you don't, this short trail will take you to a great vantage point over the crater itself. It is also possible to hike down into the crater, which I very much enjoyed, just be aware that getting back up on the gravel that keeps slipping under your feet makes this much more strenuous than it appears.
Overall, to me, this may have just been the prettiest part of Death Valley. If you have time, you should definitely come here!

hiking
9 months ago