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Ubehebe Peak - DVNP, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Death Valley
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,716 feet
Elevation Gain 1,968 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,500 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.63
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
Dogs not allowed
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Sun  6:29am - 4:41pm
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The Racetrack Trail
0.2 mi away
2.3 mi
The Grandstand
0.5 mi away
1.0 mi
Ubehebe Lead Mine/Corridor Canyon Trail
5.0 mi away
10.0 mi
840 ft
Lower Marble Canyon - DVNP
Lower Marble Canyon - DVNP
14.4 mi away
3.2 mi
875 ft
Malpais Mesa Wilderness Trails
20.1 mi away
Inyo Mountains Wilderness Trails
21.5 mi away
Panamint Dunes Trail
21.7 mi away
9.0 mi
1,115 ft
Ubehebe and Little Hebe Craters Trail
22.8 mi away
1.5 mi
320 ft
Titus Canyon
23.7 mi away
8.5 mi
3,100 ft
Fall Canyon Trail
24.7 mi away
6.0 mi
1,240 ft
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Overview: Near the south end of Death Valley's Last Chance Range, resides "Ubehebe Peak", the highest summit at 5678 feet towering over the west side of the Racetrack Playa.

This strenuous hike up an old miners trail, with some off trail cairn/cross-country route finding the last .75 mile distance to the peak with a 45% slope, offers spectacular views of the Racetrack Playa to the east and the deep basin Saline Valley to the west (half a mile lower than the Racetrack Playa) with sweeping views of distant mountain ranges north-south-east-west.

This day hike is truly a "must do" when visiting this area of Death Valley if you enjoy serious hiking, breathtaking views for pics, and desert peak-bagging! Little can prepare you for the views when you top the divide and first look down the other side at Saline Valley dwarfed by the two-mile high wall of the Inyo Mountains.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From Furnace Creek, CA: Drive north on SR190 for 19 miles to the intersection of SR190/Scotty's Castle Road; Continue NW on Scotty's Castle Road for an additional 33 miles to the Grapevine Ranger Station at the intersection of SC Road/Ubehebe Crater Road; Drive an additional 5 miles NW on Ubehebe Crater Road to the entrance gate (straight) for Racetrack Playa Road "or" a left turn for Ubehebe Crater entrance road; At this entrance gate for Racetrack Playa Road, continue on Racetrack Playa Road for an additional 25.3 miles to Ubehebe Peak TH/Parking (a small turn-out on the right side of road) at the Racetrack-"Grandstand", way point N36.69430 W-117.57170; Also see GPS Driving Route to Ubehebe Peak (which covers the above referenced 25.3 mile distance) posted to this Hike Description;
    page created by Grasshopper on Feb 23 2010 2:39 pm
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