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blue Ubehebe Crater Loop

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 355' 108 m
Descent: -374' -114 m
High: 2,854' 870 m
Low: 2,522' 769 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A flat trail to an amazing volcano that will flat wear you out.

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See the 1/2 mile wide Ubehebe Crater, and utterly wear yourself out in the process!

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Bring plenty of water.

Description

This trail, while being flat and not that long, will absolutely wear you out. Combine the wind, heat, and cinder/sand mix on the trail and you'll be happy to have seen it, and happy to make it back to your car. This trail winds around on the rim of the crater, and at the halfway point you can take side trails to see the other major crater, Hebe, or if you are really feeling your oats, take the crater floor trail and feel the burn all 375 vertical feet back up to the top! The views along the rim leave you awestruck and the evidence of the power that litters the ground all around you serves to remind you of just how small we are on this planet!

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At night you'll see small critters, snakes etc.

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Mar 9, 2019
Ross Polk
Walked into the crater, almost got blown away
Feb 16, 2019
Angel Hernandez
1.5mi
Feb 2, 2019
Ryan Tidwell
Dec 21, 2018
Adam Lassak
If not the sparse creosote bush it could serve as moon surface. 2.1mi
Nov 2, 2018
Ryan Dunn
The crater is massive! This part of the park gets less traffic, so we had the place almost to ourselves. 1mi — 1h 00m
Sep 8, 2018
Brandon Burr
Aug 20, 2018
Beethi Karmakar
May 16, 2018
Sam Park
very, very windy. feels like you're on an alien planet

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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