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We took a drive to check out the crater, with every intention of walking the short distance. However, it was sooooo windy that day that we opted to just view it from a distance. It was worth the drive through the Mojave Desert, stark but...More
Unless you have plenty of time on your hands I'd forget the hike and view the crater from the viewing platform.
It's straightforward until you get to the end where there's some tricky scrambling to get to the rim. And once there I was kinda...More
I love the 3 mile hike (roundtrip) into the crater. I also love that the parking lot is over a mile away as it gives you that sense that you've gone back in time when the world was so volcanic!
This was our third trip from Vegas to Palm Spring via the Mojave preserve. We heard about this crater and decided to make it part of our itinerary and we were not sorry.
The attraction was only a 10 minute detour and gave us the...More
You want experience life on Mars. Visit Amboy Crater in August. Mid-day is best for the full experience. Like any astronaut you need the right gear. Luckily oxygen is plentiful. You have to consider your risks before venturing out this way. There is no fee,no...More
Unfortunately, I was coming through this area in August and it was smokin' hot. I just took a few pictures and walked up to the viewing platform. Did I mention how unbelievably hot it was? It would be a beautiful hike in the fall or...More
I am writing this as a warning to other visitors as the people that went there are dead. August 14, a 58 year old woman and a 60 year old man died 100 yards from each other and half way to the crater on a...More