Ubehebe Crater

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Ubehebe Crater is an explosion crater that was formed by a hydrothermal explosion about 2000 years ago. The explosion spewed rock over a six square mile area. There were 50+ mile per hour wind gusts pelting us with little rocks throughout our visit. The wind was strong enough that it picked up and attempted to carry away the children. Therefore, we didn't hike around or into the crater.