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Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater Road, California 92328 USA

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“600 feet deep and half a mile across”

Ubehebe Crater is a large volcanic crater 600 feet deep and half a mile across. We often hear mistakenly that "Ubehebe" means "big basket", but the Paiute name Ubehebe was first applied to the 5,678 ft. Ubehebe Peak, 24 miles southwest of the crater. How the name Ubehebe became associated with the crater is not known. To the Timbisha Shoshone Indians, the crater has been known as "Tem-pin-tta- Wo’sah", meaning Coyote’s Basket. Although applying this translation to the word Ubehebe has produced a great deal of confusion, but comparing the crater to a basket is appropriate.

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bwetherell

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February 18, 2015
Rated 4.0

Awe inspiring and stunningly stark and beautiful. Definitely worth the drive and - if you're feeling adventurous - a hike up the crater rim or down to the crater floor.

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Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater Road
California
92328 USA

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