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Ubehebe Craters

Ubehebe Craters, California, USA

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About Ubehebe Craters

A volcanic field in northern Death Valley, consisting of 14-16 craters in a 3-square-kilometre (1.2 sq mi) area. The Ubehebe Craters are associated with a fault system that runs across them, all formed in a single phreatomagmatic eruption episode about 2,100 years ago.


Attractions near Ubehebe Craters

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes53.16km from Ubehebe Craters

Mountain-fringed sand dunes reaching 100 ft. A prime spot for sand-boarding.

Manzanar70km from Ubehebe Craters

World War II American concentration camp where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest76.85km from Ubehebe Craters

The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the "Methuselah", a Great Basin bristlecone pine that is 4,851 years old. It is considered to be the world's oldest known and confirmed living non-clonal organism. The Methuselah Grove trail includes the side valley of the Methuselah Grove where the oldest tree lives

Harmony Borax Works78.06km from Ubehebe Craters

An abandoned borax mine. They became famous through the use of large twenty-mule teams and double wagons which hauled borax through the long overland route to the closest railroad in Mojave, California.

Mount Whitney89.04km from Ubehebe Craters

with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m), it is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with jagged ridges extending to the sides.

Badwater Basin105.96km from Ubehebe Craters

An endorheic basin noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Consisists of a small spring-fed pool of "bad water" next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. Significant rainstorms flood the valley bottom periodically, covering the salt pan with a thin sheet of standing water. When the basin is flooded, some of the salt is dissolved; it is redeposited as clean crystals w

Where is Ubehebe Craters

Discover more attractions in Inyo County, where Ubehebe Craters is located

Inyo County9 attractions

Almost one-half of Inyo Country is within Death Valley National Park. With a population density of 1.8 people per square mile, it also has the second-lowest population density in California, after Alpine County.